PATHANAMTHITTA: The annual 10-day festival at Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa temple will begin with kodiyettu on March 27. The kodiyettu ceremony, marking the beginning of the festival, would be held under the leadership of Thantri Kandararu Maheswararu between 9.30 am and 10 am. on March 27 in the presence of Melsanthi G Balamurali, Sabarimala devaswom executive officer M Satheeshkumar said.
Utsavabali and Pallivetta will be held on April 4. The festival would conclude with kodiyirakku and valiyakanikka at 10 pm on April 5.