The month of Karthigai is when Lord Ayyappa devotees initiate their Ayyappa deeksha Vrittam to mark the beginning of their Sabarimala pilgrimage. A special chain is worn by these devotees till their pilgrimage is complete.
Several of these chains are being sold at Sri Vijaya Stores at North Mada Street, Mylapore. Devotees can choose from silver, sandal, tulsi, black beads, lotus seeds, rudraksha and several other varieties priced from Rs. 100 to Rs. 2800.
The store is open from 9 a.m. to 8.30 p.m, from Mon – Sat. Ph: 24956556.