Its estimated that each devotees visit Sabarimala leaves behind at least 200gm of plastic wastes, from packaged water bottles to plastic covers, pooja items in plastic packets/containers that go into ‘irumudi kettu’(offerings for God), food packets, wrappers etc… Imagine the waste millions of devotees leave behind in Sabarimala in each season?
In February 2014, a female elephant was found dead in the Periyar West division,one of the pilgrim routes to Sabarimala. In the autopsy, it was found that the elephant had consumed about two kilos of plastic refuse, including carry bags, food packets and wrappers, apart from aluminium foils, leading to intestinal blockage that caused the death.
Clean Sabarimala is an initiative to create awareness and take actions not to use plastics in Sabarimala.
Join conversations and help spread the initiative to keep Sabarimala Clean. When Ayyappan purifies our mind at Sabrimala, it’s our responsibility to keep the temple and surroundings in its purity.