The Hindus consider ‘Karthika’ masam as highly auspicious and perform the poojas with utmost care and devotion. This is the time when the devotees of Lord Ayyappa put on Ayyappa mala and follow the rituals for 41 days sincerely.
It’s not just the Indians alone, even the NRIs in America follow these traditions. Recently, the NRIs conducted Ayyappa poojas in a grand manner in Saibaba temple at Texas, USA.
As the poojas are being performed for the past three years in the temple, NRI devotees gathered in large numbers at the temple.