Sabarimala: Thousands of devotees from different parts of the country offered witnessed the holy Makarajyothi on Wednesday evening. The holy hillock and the base camp on the banks of the river Pampa were echoed with chants of "Swamiye Saranam Ayyappa" as the sanctum sanctorum opened for 'deeparadhana' (arti with the idol of Lord Ayyappa being adorned with glittering holy jewels, 'Thiruvabharanam'. The jewels had been brought to the sanctum sanctorum in a ceremonial procession moments before the 'aarti'.
Then the Makarajyothi was appeared threetimes at the Ponnambala medu. After the Jyothi darshan pilgrims rushed to the sannidhanam to have a darshan of idol of Lord Ayyappa being adorned with glittering holy jewels.