Sabarimala temple opening dates 2020 – 2021

Sabarimala temple opening dates
Sabarimala temple opening dates

Sabarimala Ayyappa temple opening dates 2020 to 2021. Sabarimala temple timing, Abishegam timings are given below.

Sabarimala temple opening dates 2020-2021

MonthPooja DetailsSabarimala Temple Opening dateSabarimala Temple Closing date
January 2020Makaravilakku Day15 January 2020
February 2020Monthly Pooja (Kumbham)13 February 202018 February 2020
March 2020Monthly Pooja (Meenam)13 March 202018 March 2020
Utsavam28 March 202007 April 2020
Kodiyettam29 March 2020
April 2020Pankuni Uthram & Arattu07 April 2020
Meda Vishu Festival10 April 202018 April 2020
Vishu Darsanam14 April 2020
May 2020Monthly Pooja (Edavam)14 May 202019 May 2020
Idol Installation Pooja31 May 202001 June 2020
June 2020Monthly Pooja (Midhunam)14 June 202019 June 2020
July 2020Monthly Pooja (Karkkidakam)15 July 202020 July 2020
August 2020Monthly Pooja (Chingam)16 August 202021 August 2020
Onam Poojai29 August 202002 September 2020
Onam31 August 2020
September 2020Monthly Pooja (Kanni)16 September 202021 September 2020
October 2020Monthly Pooja (Thulam)16 October 202021 October 2020
November 2020Sree Chithira Thirunal Aatta Vishesham12 November 202013 November 2020
Mandala Pooja Maholsavam15 November 202026 November 2020
December 2020Madala Pooja26 December 2020
Thirunadai Thirappu - Makaravilakku Mahotsavam30 December 2020
January 2021Makara Vilakku14 January 2021

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 the 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.

Sabarimala temple Opening date 2020
Sabarimala temple opening

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 in the court about this rule. Ayyappa devotees are expected to follow 1 mandala(41 days) Vratham before visiting the temple. There are certain rules that need 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.

Sabarimala temple Opening date 2020
Sabarimala temple opening date

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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.

Sabarimala temple Neyyabishegam Timings:

Morning 3:30 AM to 7:00 AM
Morning 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM

Irumudi to Sabarimala Temple
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 temple Opening
Sabarimala temple Opening dates 2020

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

Sabarimala Ayyappa temple Timings
Sabarimala Temple’s 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 temple Opening date 2020
Sabarimla temple opening date 2020

Sabarimala is one of the temples in India were huge devotes gather together to worship Lord Ayyappa. We all know that from this year women are allowed to enter into Sabarimala as per law. Usually, from November to January month devotees will come to Sabarimala a lot. So the government had decided to operate 150 special buses from Pampa to Nilakkal. Apart from this, medical facilities, water facilities and many more things are arranged properly there.

Sabarimala temple Opening date 2020
Sabarimala temple opening date

Usually, the Sabarimala temple will be opened at 3 AM. From that time there will be a continuous Ghee abishegam for Lord Ayyappa up to 11.30 AM. After that Utcha pooja will happen just before 1 PM. After that temple will be closed. At 4 PM temple will be opened again. At 7 PM there will be a Pushpa Abishegam. Before 10 PM there will be Athazha pooja after that temple will be closed. During that time Harivasanam song will be played. Devotees from Tamilnadu who decided to go to Sabarimala can reach Pamba in 4 different easy ways.

Sabarimala temple route 1
Sabarimala temple route

Route No 1:
Madurai –Kumily – Vandiperiyar – Erumeli. Totally it covers 206 KM. It will take approximately 5 hrs to reach Erumeli from Madurai. The travel from Vandiperiyar to Erumeli will give beautify experience. It is a forest journey. It will take approximately 1.30 hrs.

Sabarimala temple route 2
Sabarimala temple route

Route No 2:
Shenkottai – Punaloor – Pathanamthitta. This route covers totally of 87 KM and it will take approximately 2.30 hrs to reach Pathanamthitta from Shenkottai. Thenmalai in this route will be beautiful sceneries.

Sabarimala temple route 3
Sabarimala temple route

Route no 3:
Nagercoil – Thiruvananthapuram – Pathanamthitta. This route covers totally of 173 Km. Nagercoil to Thiruvananthapuram has 81 Km. There are some tourist places like Poovar, Kovalam on this route. Pathanamthitta has located just 102 Km from Thiruvananthapuram.

Sabarimala temple route 4
Sabarimala temple route

Route No 4:
Coimbatore – Thrissur – Angamaly – Kottayam – Pampa. This route covers totally of 271 Km. Thrissur has located 114 Km from Coimbatore. One can reach Kottayam from Thrissur via Angamaly in 3 to 3 and half hrs. From there need to travel to Pampa.

Devotees from Tamilnadu can choose any of these four routes to reach Sabarimala and worship Lord Ayyappa.

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

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