The 41 days long Sabarimala pilgrimage of Makaravilakku season comes to end with the appearance of a nova named Makarajyoti. Many rituals are performed to worship the star by the pilgrims. The main rituals are performed on Makara Sakaranti every year. Large number of pilgrims horde in to witness the occasion. This gathering is the second largest in the country. It is strongly believed that the darshan of this auspicious light brings good luck and god’s blessings to the devotees.
The pack of devotees that came to witness the great view and auspicious event nears about a million and has been continuously on the rise every year. The ritual of lighting a fire termed Makaravilakku is performed as a symbol of Makarajyoti, the celestial light.