Sabarimala Ayyappa temple opening dates 2019 to 2020. Sabarimala temple timing, Abishegam timings are given below.
Sabarimala temple opening dates 2019 – 2020
|Month||Pooja Details||Sabarimala Temple Opening date||Sabarimala Temple Closing date|
|January 2019||Makara Vilakku||14 January 2019|
|February 2019||Monthly Pooja (Kumbham)||12 February 2019||17 February 2019|
|March 2019||Monthly Pooja (Meenam)||14 March 2019||16 March 2019|
|Utsavam||11 March 2019||21 March 2019|
|Kodiyettam||12 March 2019|
|April 2019||Vishu Mahotsavam (Medam)||10 April 2019||19 April 2019|
|Vishu Darsanam||15 April 2019|
|May 2019||Monthly Pooja (Edavam)||14 May 2019||19 May 2019|
|June 2019||Monthly Pooja (Midhunam)||15 June 2019||20 June 2019|
|Idol Installation Day||11 June 2019||12 June 2019|
|July||Monthly Pooja (Karkitakam)||16 July 2019||21 July 2019|
|August||Monthly Pooja (Chingam)||16 August 2019||21 August 2019|
|September||Monthly Pooja (Kanni)||16 September 2019||21 September 2019|
|Onam Poojai||9 September 2019||13 September 2019|
|Onam||11 September 2019|
|October||Monthly Pooja (Thulam)||17 October 2019||22 October 2019|
|Sree Chithira Thirunal Aatta Vishesham||26 October 2019||27 October 2019|
|November||Mandala Pooja Mahotsavam||16 November 2019||27 December 2019|
|December||Mandala Pooja||30 December 2019|
|January 2020||Makara Vilakku||15 January 2020|
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sabarimala Ayyappa temple Address:
Sabarimala Ayyappa temple,
Perunad grama panchayat
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
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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