Department of Posts has determined to ship Sabarimala ‘Swami Prasadam’ to devotees throughout the nation at their doorstep.
According to the official press launch on Tuesday, “Keeping in view devotees across the country, Department of Posts conceptualized and developed a comprehensive booking and delivery package for the delivery of “Swami Prasadam” of Sabrimala Temple on the doorstep of the devotees utilizing the huge community of postal division overlaying each nook and nook of the nation.”
“Kerala Postal Circle entered into an agreement with Travancore Devaswom Board for this purpose creating a tailor-made product. The devotees can now book the Swami Prasadam from any post office in India by paying only Rs 450 for each packet of prasadam. The packet contains one packet of Aravana, Aadiya Sishtam Ney (ghee), Vibhooti, Kumkum, Turmeric and Archana Prasadam. A devotee can book up to ten packets at a time.”
“As soon as Prasadam is booked under Speed Post, a message with the Speed Post number will be generated and intimated to the devotee via SMS. The devotee can track the movement of the Prasadam by logging in to India Post website”, the discharge added.
The launch mentions, “This service was launched all over 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 all over India till date and the same is increasing day by day. “
“Sabarimala Temple has been opened to the devotees, for this year’s “Mandalam season pilgrimage” from November 16. Due to the prevalent Covid-19 pandemic scenario, the pilgrims needed to observe strict protocols for visiting the shrine. Only a really restricted variety of devotees have been allowed per day to go to the shrine this season. A substantive variety of devotees weren’t capable of fulfill the Covid-19 protocols for getting the darshan of Lord Ayyappa because of the strict restrictions imposed for pilgrimage throughout this season.”, the discharge additional said.
Around seven months after it was closed within the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the doorways of Sabarimala temple have been thrown open for devotees from October 16, albeit with sure restrictions.