Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple to open on October 16 for 'Thula masam' poojas

Thiruvananthapuram, October 14: The Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa Temple will open on October 16 at 5.00 pm for Thula masam poojas and on the next day a draw of lots would be held to select its next melshanti (head priest), the Travancore Devaswom Board said.
Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple 
The temple would be opened and the lamps would be lit by the present melshanti V.K. Jayaraj Potti in the presence of the Thanthri Kandararu Mahesh Mohanaru, a release issued by the Board said.