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Devotees can take advantage of Sabarimala Prasadam at their doorstep via Speed ​​Post

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The Post Office has decided to deliver Sabarimala ‘Swami Prasadam’ to devotees across the country at their doorstep.

According to Tuesday’s official press release, “With devotees from across the country in mind, the Post Office conceptualized and developed a comprehensive reservation and delivery package for the delivery of” Swami Prasadam “from the Sabrimala Temple to the gate of devotees using the vast network of postal departments that cover every corner of the country. “

“Kerala Postal Circle entered into an agreement with Travancore Devaswom Board for this purpose creating a bespoke product. Devotees can now reserve Swami Prasadam at any post office in India paying just Rs 450 for each packet of prasadam. The pack contains a pack of Aravana, Aadiya Sishtam Ney (ghee), Vibhooti, ​​Kumkum, Turmeric, and Archana Prasadam. A devotee can book up to ten packages at a time. “

“As soon as Prasadam is booked at Speed ​​Post, a message with the Speed ​​Post number will be generated and the devotee will be informed via SMS. The devotee can track the movement of Prasadam by logging on to the India Post website, ”the statement added.

The statement mentions: “This service was launched across India with effect from November 6. There has been a tremendous response from the public for this service. Around 9000 orders have already been booked across India to date and the same is increasing day by day. “

“The Sabarimala temple has been opened to devotees, for this year’s ‘Mandalam season pilgrimage’ starting on November 16. Due to the prevalent Covid-19 pandemic situation, pilgrims had to follow strict protocols to visit the sanctuary. Only a very limited number of devotees per day were allowed to visit the shrine this season. A considerable number of devotees were unable to comply with the Covid-19 protocols to obtain the darshan of Lord Ayyappa due to the strict restrictions imposed on pilgrimage during this season, ”the statement stated.

Approximately seven months after it was closed in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the doors of the Sabarimala temple were opened for devotees beginning on October 16, albeit with certain restrictions.

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