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Thiruvabharanam Charthal

4 Thiruvabharanam (holly ornaments) of Lord Ayyapa is used in ritual only on makara samkrama day.the ark of thiruvabharanam is kept at Pandalam Palace.on 28th Dhanu,3 days prior to the Makara samkrama day,the ark is taken to Sabarimala as a procession.The procession is accopanied by the king of Pandalam.the procession start from Pandalam valiya koikal temple and on its way to Sabarimala rests at Aiyroor Puthitakavu temple,Perunadu temple,Nilakal temple and pamba temple.

The deeparadhana on Makara samkrama day is with all ornaments.Darsan of lord Ayyapa with Thiruvabharanam is considered  to be the most holly darsan.At the time of deeparadhana,the Makara star will rise in the sky.Golden flame will be lighted at ponnambalamedu and millions of Ayyapans will pay their pryer ans “Saranam” to lord Ayyappa.