On the day of Makara Jyothi, Thiruvabharana, the sacred jewels of the in three boxes. It is one of the important features of the Makaravilakku festival. Lakhs of devotees come to #Sabarimala every year for having a 'darshan' of this ritual.
Melshanthi and Thanthri receive the sacred jewels in the sannidhanam amidst of thundering echoes of 'Saranam Ayyappa'. The Thiruvabaranam box contains a diamond crown, golden bracelets, necklaces and a sword. The priests adorn Swami Ayyappa with these sacred ornaments and perform aarathi.