Makara Jyothi is a celestial light or a star which is seen in the skies at dusk on the day of Makara Sankranthi on the Kantamala hills facing the Sabarimala temple, a popular Hindu pilgrim center in Kerala, India.
Many devotees believe that Makara Jyothi is the celestial manifestation of the Lord Ayyappan himself, to bless his devotees.
Over the years, there have been debate about whether Makara Jyoti is a natural or man-made event.
Makaravilakku is often called as Makara Jyothi, especially by the media, adding to the confusion. We want to clarify this.
Makara Jyoti is not to be mistaken to Makara Vilakku.
Makaravilakku is a man-made light or flame that appears thrice on the Ponnambalamedu hill, four km away to the temple. This is done to signal the completion of Deeparadhana in Ponnampalamedu while Makara Jyoti is a star.
According to estimates, half a million devotees flow to Sabarimala every year for darshan of Makara Jyothi and Makaravilakku on Makara Sankranti Day.
Apart from this, millions of others, especially South India and devotees of Lord Ayyappan take the darshan of Makara Jyothi and Makaravilakku via Live Telecast and / or Live Streaming of Makara Jyothi.
In Photo above you can see devotees gather at Sabrimala Sannidhanam to get glimpse of divya Makara Jyothi.
Makara Jyothi 2019 :
In 2019, Makara Jyothi will be seen on evening of Makara Sankranthi on Monday, January 14, 2019.
Note : After Makara Sankranthi, we will have here Photos and Videos of Makara Jyothi 2019. Visit here again.