Virtual Q-Coupon System introduced in the last year will continue on this Mandala -Makaravilakku season also as a part of crowd contol and makes the dharsan easier.
The Portal will enable the pilgrims to reserve their place in the Queue for the Sabarimala pilgrimage at a specified hour on any day when the shrine is open on a “First Come, First Serve” basis. The pilgrims could select the date and time of joining the queue, by accessing the Web Portal and they were provided accommodation in the Queue subject to availability.
Booking in the Virtual-Q system will start from the first week of October 2012. Pilgrims can book their slots 6 to 8 weeks in advance in the Virtual-Q system. The pilgrims have to furnish their name, age, address, photograph, details of photo identity card, etc during the time of registration. The pilgrims can choose the date and time of joining the queue according to the availability of hourly slots.
It is important that after successful booking, the pilgrims have to download and print their coupons. The Virtual-Q Coupon contains the date & time of darshan, name and photograph of the pilgrim, barcode, etc. During the pilgrimage the pilgrims are required to carry these coupons and the photo identity card used for registration.
Pilgrims who carry ‘Verified” coupons are only entitled to avail the facilities of Sabarimala Virtual-Q System from Pampa to Sannidhanam. Please note that pilgrims have to produce the Coupon and Photo Identity Card at the Queue Coupon Verification Counters facilitated exclusively for this purpose at Pampa. Pilgrims coming through the Virtual-Queue System are allowed to join the queue at Sannidhanam Nadapanthal.
This facility is absolutely free of cost to the pilgrims. Those who dont have coupons may join the conventional queue for their pilgrimage.
For booking please visit the website www.sabarimalaq.com