All pilgrims who wish to visit the temple for darshan should register with Kerala Government's 'Jagratha' web portal and make the bookings through the Kerala Police virtual queue system.
A red alert has been sounded in the region warning people living on the banks of Pampa and Kakkatar rivers on the likely release of water from the dams.
Earlier, in June, Chennithala had approached the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau director seeking a probe into what he termed the loot of public sand at Pamba. But the demand was rejected by the government.
No red alert has been issued for any of the districts in the state for Monday. An orange alert (heavy to very heavy rainfall) has been issued for Kannur, Malappuram, Ernakulam and Alappuzha districts.
Pathanamthitta district collector PM Nooh personally oversaw the operations carried out by invoking the Disaster Management Act.
Collector has imposed a ban on the pilgrims assembling at the Pamba hilltop as there are chances of landslide at the parking ground.
The baked-clay figurines of exquisite craftsmanship – naked ornamented goddesses and fang-spouting 'naga' gods – the floods had unearthed along the Pampa could perhaps throw open a new window to Kerala's medieval history.
Up for grabs would be over two lakh metre cube of sand that had already been removed from the river and heaped along Pamba Hill Top and Chakkupalam.
The flow of water near to the Puvathumudu Kadavu, the confluence of Pampa River and Kakkattaru, has dipped considerably.
The prohibitory orders imposed in Sabarimala and surrounding areas have been extended till December 16.