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    Truth behind Sabarimala Makara Jyothi

    Hi friends,

    I came across a shocking new that,the temple authority confirms that the Makara Jyothi at Sabarimala is man-made. Surely, this would be disgusting news to all the devotees of Lord Ayyappa, who visits the temple with great devotion every year.

    I would like to know, is Makara Jyothi nand Makara Vilakku is one and the same. Please someone explain the exact truth behind this Makara Jyothi at Sabarimala?

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    Hey Ravi,

    This dilemma will be in everyone’s mind, while they talk about Sabarimala Makara Jyothi.

    Makaravilakku:

    It is a light which is seen in sky on January 14. This light appears in sky for three times in Makaravilakku day. Makaravilakku is a natural light which appears at Ponnambalamedu hills in Sabarimala. It appears for three times in January 14. It disappears after the Thiruvaabharanam are placed on the lord. This is manmade and created artificially using 4 – 5 kgs of camphor (in the form of cubes) in a plate and a few matchsticks. They then proceed to the Ponnambalamedu hill, light it and show it to the devotees thrice.

    Makara Jyothi:

    Makara Jyothi is a celestial star or an evening star, which is seen in sky every year on January 14.

    Makaravilakku and Makara Jyothi are not same. Both of this appears on January 14 ever year. Thousands of pilgrimage from all parts of India reaches Sabarimala during this day.

    Hope, this could be informative!!!



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