Kerala govt imposes restrictions on Sabarimala pilgrimage this year


Kerala government has imposed restrictions on the visiting pilgrims to Sabarimala shrine this year making it mandatory to register themselves seeking permission. This has been necessitated in view of the Covid19 regulations as a huge number of pilgrims visit every year to Sabarimala shrine during the month of Karthikamasam.


In a communication addressed to the Telangana Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar here today, the Kerala Chief Secretary Dr Vishwas Mehta stated that in view of the Covid19 protocol regulations prevailed in the state, State has made it mandatory to register themselves for Virtual Que with the Kerala police online on

This year, the pilgrims will not be allowed liberally in large numbers unlike in the past and it has decided to allow registration of 1000 pilgrims per day initially in all weekdays and 2000 pilgrims per day on weekends on the first come first serve basis.

The other following points have been listed here:

  1. Covid negative certificate obtained within 48 hours of darshan will be mandatory for registration.
  2. Entry points will have anti-gen test facilities on cost-basis to help others.
  3. Those below-10 years and above 60-65 years will not be permitted. Those with comorbidities should strictly avoid travelling to pilgrimage
  4. Those with BPL card or Ayushman cards etc should be carried with them at the time of pilgrimage.
  5. Ghee Abhishekam, Bathing at Pampa river, night halt at Sannidhanam, Pampa and Ganapathi Kovil will not be allowed.
  6. Pilgrim routes are restricted strictly to Erumeli and Vadaserrikara routes only. No other routes are allowed.