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1985 Agitation

Thousands of Devotees observed a protest and mass fasting in front of the sacred eighteen steps at sabarimala temple raising the following demands.

    • Allot sufficient forest land for sabarimala development
    • Abandoned the lower pamba project which will immerse the holy garden
    • Allocate sufficient amenities for the pilgrims

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    • Allocate land at nillakcal temple.

Withdraw all legal proceedings against peoplewho participated in the nillakcal agitation .

The protest was jointly organised by VHP ,Hindu Munnani,kshethra samrakshana samidhi,Ayyappa seva sangam the RSS.
Thousand of ardent devotees sang ayyappa bhajan’s and songs at the auspicious ‘Bhrama Muhurtham’ on a cold karthika morning holding banners and placards at the Patinettam padi. The fast was inaugurated at 6:00 am in the morning by Swamy Vedananda saraswathy who said” The kerala governments evil deeds are pointed at destroying the “Ayyappa Dharma”. “We will not rest till this our demands are met. The entire pilgrim and sanyasi community of kerala will join us in this.” he thundered. As the words were been said all the devotees gathreded there shouted sarana mantram .
The ayyappa seva sangham general secretary Sri. K.P.S Nayar said the welcome address. The popular singers Jaya – Vijayan sang bhajans after the welcome address.
Quilon Swarupananda Ashram head , Swami Sivanandagiri , Tamil Nadu Hundu MunaniSecretary , Sri . P. Rajagopal , Tamil Nadu Kshetra Samrakshana Secretary Sri Narashimachari , Hindu Munnani Secretary Sri. P Madhavji and Kummanam Rajashekaran participated in the occasion.

It was decided to launch a “ Ayyypa Dharma Pracharana Ratha Yatra” to achieve the demands on the Vrichikam 1st.

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