The recognition is a testament to the historical and architectural significance of the grand old temple pond, which is said to have been constructed around 1,500 years ago.
Over 500 Vedic scholars oversaw the ceremonies as the atmosphere was charged with religious fervor.
Central Kerala to come alive with unparalleled fervour and devotion.
Reopening at 4 pm, the shrine will be closed for the day at 11 pm with the recital of ‘Harivarasanam.'
On November 8, the new crocodile was spotted in a cave along the lake and was spotted by some devotees, an official from the temple said.
It was on November 3, the Kerala High Court issued an order banning fireworks at odd hours in religious places including temples.
A division bench examined the 19.12-minute video of the draw of lots held in front of the Sabarimala sanctum sanctorum, produced by the Travancore Devaswom Board.
Amarnath temple is located in a cave 3,888 m above sea level.
The decision caused a storm in right-wing social media groups which alleged the circular was a move by the Left govt to keep the Sangh Parivar away from shrines in the state.
The app BookSeva has listed around 400 temples from across the state and devotees can book offerings to the deities from the platform.