Competitive Exams: Current Affairs 2011: Makara Jyothi

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Makara Jyothi

  • Makara Jyothi is a man-lit fire which appears like a celestial star from the Sabarimala Temple and surrounding areas on the day of Makar Samkranti (Winter solstice) .
  • Its vision is considered as auspicious by the Hindus.
  • The Supreme Court has declined to entertain a writ petition for a direction to the Travancore Devaswom Board to stop lighting the Makara Jyothi at Ponnambalamedu on Makaravilakku day in January every year, as it is not a miracle but man-made fire.
  • CJI told petitioner that he should approach the Kerala High Court as three similar petitions were already pending there.

Courtesy: The Hindu and Times of India

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