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What is Makara Jyothi in Sabarimala? How many of you have witnessed this?

Asked by Good Citizen, 01 Dec '09 08:38 pm
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Makarajyoti is claimed to be a celestial star which is worshipped by the pilgrims. The main worshipping rituals are performed at the day of Makara Sankaranthi (every 14 January) day. It draws the second largest number of pilgrims in the country. The devotees believe that witnessing the light brings them good luck and divine blessings.
The Makara Jyothi marks the climax of the Makaravilakku season of Sabarimala pilgrimage lasting 41 days.
No, i havent yet witnessed it but want to do it one day for sure!!
Answered by dharamender nebhnani, 01 Dec '09 10:15 pm

 
  
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Makara Jyothi is a beaconthat appears at dusk on the day of Makara sankranthi on the Kanta mala Hills facing the Sabarimala temple, Many of the pilgrims, mostly coming from outside Kerala, believe that this jyothi or beacon of light appears spontaneously at Ponnambalamedu, the abode of Lord Ayyappa and is the celestial manufestation of Ayyappa himself, There are others who believe that the jyothi is the Aarathi erformed by the rishis and Devas residing in the Kantamala Hills, The Makara jyothi marks the climax of the Makaravilakku season of Sabarimala pilgrimage lasting 41 days, But there are various allegations in the Kerala State about the genuineness of the jyothi, As this is a highly contentious issue and can cause emotions and sentiments running high, I donot want to touch upon this aspect, I have never been to Sabarimala and so havenot witnessed this jyothi, whatever be the facts behind thejyothi
Answered by thampy chacko, 01 Dec '09 08:55 pm

 
  
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It is believed that a divine light is visible to those visiting Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple on the 14th January coinciding with Vishu festival of Kerala. {Though there has been some controversy over this created either the last year or the year before it.}

I have not visited Sabarimala so far.
Answered by S. Ramesh, 01 Dec '09 08:44 pm

 
  
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It is a huge flame created by burning camphor on a particular day each year during sabarimala pilgrimage season. It is lit by employees of kerala electricity board and kerala forest department.
Answered by Shunmugham, 22 Dec '09 10:49 pm

 
  
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It is only symbolic... you need not go to that place.. you have to see it in yourself by practising holistic practices...you should do tapas...you should have daily 3 headbaths of cold water and live on uncooked vegetables only for a few months...they are called holistic practices...
many devotees visiting sabarimala are not practising these minimum things...
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Answered by umamaheswara rao, 25 Dec '09 06:19 pm

 
  
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Makarajyoti is claimed to be a celestial light which appears on Kanata Malai . It is beleived that the Devas and Rishis perfrom the Arthis at the time of Maharashankranthi Day , that light appears on Ponnambala Medu in Kanata Malai. It also marks the end of the fast taken by the pilgrims who goes to Sabharimalai. As Thampy Chaco says there are various allegation but no one can indulge on this. Pilgrims believes that , we have to accept the same. Even though i have visited twice to Sabhari Malai but never seen the Jyoti. I went during Mandalam times. i.e. during the 41 days.
Answered by Gopal, 08 Dec '09 03:02 pm

 
  
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Every year on Makara Sankaranthi , a unique phenomenon takes place at Sabarimala, the popular pilgrim centre on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border
Answered by Pardeep kapoor, 08 Dec '09 02:35 am

 
  
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On jan 14 this year..
Answered by rajan renjithk, 01 Dec '09 08:43 pm

 
  
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Mostly on Jan 15.I have seen 5 times.
Answered by hitler, 01 Dec '09 08:38 pm

 
  
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