Sabarimala temple opening dates 2018 – 2019

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Sabarimala Ayyappa temple opening dates 2018 to 2019. Sabarimala temple timing, Abishegam timings are given below.

Sabarimala temple opening dates 2018 – 2019

MonthPooja DetailsSabarimala Temple Opening dateSabarimala Temple Closing date
February 2018Monthly Pooja (Kumbham)12 February 201817 February 2018
March 2018Monthly Pooja (Meenam)14 March 201819 March 2018
Utsavam20 March 201830 March 2018
Kodiyettam21 March 2018
Utsavam Aarattu - Painkuni Uthram. Temple closes30 March 2018
April 2018Vishu Mahotsavam (Medam)10 April 201818 April 2018
Vishu Darsanam15 April 2018
May 2018Monthly Pooja (Edavam)14 May 201819 May 2018
Idol Installation Day (Prathistha Dinam)24 May 201825 May 2018
June 2018Monthly Pooja (Midhunam)14 June 201819 June 2018
JulyMonthly Pooja (Karkitakam)16 July 201821 July 2018
AugustMonthly Pooja (Chingam)16 August 201821 August 2018
Onam Poojai23 August 201827 August 2018
Onam25 August 2018
SeptemberMonthly Pooja (Kanni)16 September 201821 September 2018
OctoberMonthly Pooja (Thulam)17 October 201822 October 2018
NovemberSree Chithira Thirunal Aatta Vishesham5 November 20186 November 2018
Mandala Pooja Mahotsavam16 November 201827 December 2018
DecemberMandala Pooja27 December 2018
Makara Vilakku Mahotsavam30 December 201820 January 2019
January 2019Makara Vilakku14 January 2019

Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple is located in Kerala. It is one of the most famous temples in India. The temple is on the top of the hill named Sabarimala. Approximately there are 40 to 50 million devotees are coming to Sabarimala to worship Lord Ayyappa. There will be a huge rush in the temple during November to January month of each year. Sabarimala Ayyapa temple is also known as Sasta and Dharmasasta temple.

Manikanda Swamy
There were many children going to Sabarimala each year. Children are called as Manikanda Swamy since Manikandan was an avatar of Lord Ayyappa. He was a prince of Pandalam dynasty in the 12th century. Once the purpose of Manikandan avatar was over, Manikandan came to Sabarimala temple, he meditated and became one with the divine.

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There is a rule that only children, men and old age women should go to Sabarimala temple and worship Lord Ayyappa. Girls below the age of 10 can go to Sabarimala. There is some discussion going on the court about this rule. Ayyappa devotees are expected to follow 1 mandala(41 days) Vratham before visiting the temple. There are certain rules needs to be followed to complete this Vratham. On each year after completion of worship by all the devotees, there will be a procedure followed to check how many people completed the Vratham properly. The procedure is named as Prasnam. Even though millions of people visiting the temple, usually Prasannam shows that less than 20 people completed their Vratham properly.

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Ayyappa devotees go to the temple with Irumudi which will have coconut with ghee. There will be Nei Abishegam performed in Temple. It is nothing but pouring ghee on Lord Ayyappa Idole. There will be a different Irumudi colour for devotees based on the years they went to Sabarimala temple. Kanni Sami(first journey to Ayyappa temple) with red coloured Irumudi, Navy blue coloured Irumudi for others till the third year. Others use saffron coloured Irumudi. Aravana payasam and Appam are the Prasadam in Sabarimala temple.

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Sabarimala Ayyappa temple Address:

Sabarimala Ayyappa temple,
Perunad grama panchayat
Pathanamthitta District
Kerala,
India – 689662

Sabarimala Ayyappa temple Timings

Sabarimala Temple usual Opening Timing is 3:00 am and closing Time is 1:00 pm. During Pilgrim season, Temple opens at 3:00 am and closes at 11:00 pm

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Sabarimala Ayyappa temple by Air

There are two nearest airport one is Cochin International Airport and other is Trivandrum airport. The Cochin Airport is at 160 km from the temple and Trivandrum airport is at 175kms from the temple.

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