Kerala High Court orders Travancore Devaswom Board to submit the report
Kochi (Kerala) – In the preparation of ‘Aravana’ and ‘Unniyappam’ offerings at the Shri Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala, halal-certified jaggery is used. SJR Kumar has petitioned in Kerala High Court to immediately stop the usage of halal-certified jaggery in the Sabarimala temple. The High Court has sought a report on the issue from the Travancore Devaswom Board Secretary, Commissioner and the Special Commissioner of Sabarimala temple.
Kerala High Court seeks report on the alleged use of halal-certified jaggery to prepare Naivedyam and Prasadam at Sabarimala templehttps://t.co/rXG57znopD
— OpIndia.com (@OpIndia_com) November 18, 2021
A petitioner requested the directions to the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) and Food Safety Commissioner that prasad made from impure halal-certified jaggery should be stopped immediately. It shall not be further used in prasad.
The TDB and the Food Safety Commissioner told the Court that the quality of the prasad gets tested in the laboratory before distribution.
Halal-certified jaggery used for offerings to Bhagwan Ayyappa at Sabarimala, rotten jaggery auctioned to ‘brew alcohol’ https://t.co/YWtD87iSDl
— HinduPost (@hindupost) November 18, 2021
The two-month-long annual Mandalam-Makaravilakku Yatra of the Sabrimala temple has started. During this, thousands of devotees will come here. The Prasad is distributed during the yatra.