Sabarimla e-coupon or online coupon online booking queueing system for peaceful dharshan. e-Queue booking System for lord ayyappa dharsan
This e-coupon or online coupon (e-booking, online boking) system is now available only during Sabarimala Mandala – Makaravilakku Season. Booking of Virtual Q Coupon opened up to 19/01/2013.
Q-Coupon booking started for the period from November 16th to December 15th, 2012, Please see attached sample e-ticket for your reference, it will be very useful while visiting there. For Q-coupon booking, please visit http://www.sabarimalaq.com.
Sabarimala authorities introduced an innovative e-queue system in Sabarimala for devotees of Lord Ayyappa, during the Mandalam-Makaravilakku pilgrimage season of 2011-2012. Under this system, devotees can make bookings online and ensure their place in a separate queue.The Booking system will continue during the Pilgrimage season of 2012-2013.
Pilgrims who do online booking need not wait for hours for the darshan at the Ayyappa shrine during the annual pilgrimage season.
Devotees who make the bookings will have to present identify proof to be allowed into the separate queue. To avoid inconvenience, they will also be given a time when they can join a batch of pilgrims.
As of now, devotees, including senior citizens and children, have to stand in queues for 12 to 14 hours to have darshan, after trekking two hillocks-Neelimala and Apachimedu. Authorities believe that the e-queue system will help avoid this to a large extent.
Millions of pilgrims, the majority of them from the South Indian states, trek to the hill shrine every year to have the darshan of Lord Ayyappa.
The number of pilgrims has been going up every year, stretching the infrastructure of the area to the very limits.
As per the proposed system, pilgrims who register on the website will have to reach the Valiya Nadappanthal at the time allotted to them. They will be permitted to enter the general queue for darshan at the Lower Tirumuttom, bypassing the long queue along the trekking path-Valiya Nadappanthal stretch.