Sabarimala Temple

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Temple Address
Sabarimala, Kerala
Temple overview

Sabarimala Sree Ayyappa Temple is one of the most very old and well-known temples in the country. Pathanamthitta District in Kerala, In the Western Ghat mountain ranges Sabarimala Sree Ayyappa Temple is located, Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple is one of the few Hindu temples in India. In southern India, the shrine of Sabarimala is one of the most remote shrines. Every year three to four million pilgrims will be visiting. Sabarimala is believed to be the region where Ayyappan mediated, Sree Ayyappa Temple is Surrounded by deep forest and mountains. It is the best-known pilgrimage destination in Kerala is Sabarimala. Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple is the most famous and well known among all the Sastha Temples.

The pilgrimage begins in the month of November and ends in January. The temple attracts pilgrims not only from the southern states of India but also from different parts of the country and abroad. The shrine receives thronged with devotees specifically at some point in the main pilgrim season from November to January. Mandala pooja (Dec.12. 2011) and Makaravilakku(Jan.15.2012) are the two major events of the pilgrim season. The primary 5 days of each Malayalam month and during Vishu (April), the temple remains closed during the rest of the year.

The Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple in Kerala is open for darshan only during certain particular periods in a year. Below are the dates on which the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple will stay open during 2018 – 2019.

Month Pooja Opening date Closing date
December 2017 Thirunada Re-opens for Makaravilakku 30/12/2017 5pm 20/01/2018 10pm
January 2018 Makaravilakku Day 14/01/2018
February 2018 Monthly Pooja – Kumbham 12/02/2018 5pm 17/02/2018 10pm
March 2018 Monthly Pooja – Meenam 14/03/2018 5pm 19/03/2018 10pm
Sabarimala Utsavam 20/03/2018 5pm 30/03/2018 10pm
Kodiyettu 21/03/2018
Panguni Uthiram (Ayyappan Nakshatra Birth Date) & Arattu 30/03/2018
April 2018 Meda Vishu Festival 10/04/2018 5pm 18/04/2018 10pm
Vishu 15/04/2018
May 2018 Monthly Pooja – Edavam 14/05/2018 5pm 19/05/2018 10pm
Idol Installation Pooja 24/05/2018 5pm 25/05/2018 10pm
June 2018 Monthly Pooja – Midhunam 14/06/2018 5pm 19/06/2018 10pm
July 2018 Monthly Pooja – Karkkidakam 16/07/2018 5pm 21/07/2018 10pm
August 2018 Monthly Pooja – Chingam 16/08/2018 5pm 21/07/2018 10pm
Onam Pooja 23/08/2018 5pm 27/08/2018 10pm
Onam Day 24/08/2018
September 2018 Monthly Pooja – Kanni 16/09/2018 5pm 21/09/2018 10pm
October 2018 Monthly Pooja – Thulam 16/10/2018 5pm 21/10/2018 10pm
November 2018 Sree Chithra Atta Thirunal 05/11/2018 5pm 06/11/2018 10pm
Mandala Pooja Maholsavam 16/11/2018 5pm 27/12/2018 10pm
December 2018 Madala Pooja 27/12/2018
Temple Re-opens for Makaravilakku 30/12/2018 5pm
January 2019 Makaravilakku Day 14/01/2019