• Take rest for 5 minutes after a walk of 10 minutes during the climb.
  • Use the traditional path – Marakoottam, Saramkuthy, Nadapanthal – to reach Sannidhanam.
  • Follow the queue system to reach Pathinettampadi.
  • Use the Nadapanthal fly over for return journey.
  • Use toilets and latrines for urination and bowel clearance.
  • Ascertain the prevailing crowd  situation and then only proceed to Sannidhanam  from Pampa.
  • While using Dolly, make payment only at the Devaswom counter and keep the receipt.
  • Subject yourself for security check at security check points.
  • Approach police for any help.
  • Inform police about any suspicious characters.
  • Buy edible items from licensed outlets only.
  • Keep Pampa, Sannidhanam and the trekking paths clean.
  • Park vehicles only at the allotted parkig slots.
  • Deposit waste in the waste boxes only.
  • Avail the facilities of medical centers and oxygen parlours if needed.
  • Identification cards with address and contact numbers to be hung on the neck of children, aged and malikapurams.
  • In case of isolation from groups /friends  devotees may report at police aid posts.

Do not

  • Do not use mobile phones at the temple premises.
  • Do not smoke at Pampa, Sannidhanam and enroute.
  • Do not consume alcohol or dugs.
  • Do not jump the queue.
  • Do not rush while in the queue.
  • Do not carry weapons or other explosives substances.
  • Do not entertain unauthorized vendors.
  • Do not urinate outside toilets and clear bowels outside latrines.
  • Do not make extra payment for any service.
  • Do not hesitate to approach police for any help.
  • Do not throw waste anywhere other than the waste bins.
  • Do not break coconuts on the Pathinetampadi.
  • Do not break coconuts anywhere other than on designated places on both sides of Pathinettampadi.
  • Do not kneel at Pathinetampadi while climbing the holy steps.
  • Do not use any path other than Nadapanthal flyover for return journey.
  • Do not rest anywhere at Upper Thirumuttam or Thanthrinada.
  • Do not use pathways for viris at Nadapanthal and lower Thirumuttam.


  • Fire crackers are prohibited
  • Weapons are not allowed.
  • Cooking Gas, Stoves etc should not be used at Sannidhanam.
  • Fire if lighted should be put out immediately after use.
  • Subject yourself and your baggages for security check before climbing Pathinettampadi.

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Information and Public Relations Department,Government Secretariat,Thiruvananthapuram-695 001.