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Thanka Anki procession, Sabarimala

Presented here is the ritual procession carrying the Thanka Anki, sacred golden attire of Lord Ayyappa, for the Mandalapooja at Sabarimala from Sree Parthasarathy Temple on the banks of river Pampa at Aranmula.

The Thanka Anki, weighing 420 sovereigns, was presented to the Lord Ayyappa of Sabarimala Temple by the late Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma of the erstwhile Travancore royal dynasty as his offering to Lord Ayyappa. Since then, the Travancore Devasom Board has made it a custom to take it to Sabarimala in a ceremonial procession for adorning the Ayyappa idol with it for the auspicious Mandalapooja.