Sabarimala Ayyappa temple opening dates 2018 to 2019. Sabarimala temple timing, Abishegam timings are given below.
Sabarimala temple opening dates 2018 – 2019
|Month||Pooja Details||Sabarimala Temple Opening date||Sabarimala Temple Closing date|
|February 2018||Monthly Pooja (Kumbham)||12 February 2018||17 February 2018|
|March 2018||Monthly Pooja (Meenam)||14 March 2018||19 March 2018|
|Utsavam||20 March 2018||30 March 2018|
|Kodiyettam||21 March 2018|
|Utsavam Aarattu - Painkuni Uthram. Temple closes||30 March 2018|
|April 2018||Vishu Mahotsavam (Medam)||10 April 2018||18 April 2018|
|Vishu Darsanam||15 April 2018|
|May 2018||Monthly Pooja (Edavam)||14 May 2018||19 May 2018|
|Idol Installation Day (Prathistha Dinam)||24 May 2018||25 May 2018|
|June 2018||Monthly Pooja (Midhunam)||14 June 2018||19 June 2018|
|July||Monthly Pooja (Karkitakam)||16 July 2018||21 July 2018|
|August||Monthly Pooja (Chingam)||16 August 2018||21 August 2018|
|Onam Poojai||23 August 2018||27 August 2018|
|Onam||25 August 2018|
|September||Monthly Pooja (Kanni)||16 September 2018||21 September 2018|
|October||Monthly Pooja (Thulam)||17 October 2018||22 October 2018|
|November||Sree Chithira Thirunal Aatta Vishesham||5 November 2018||6 November 2018|
|Mandala Pooja Mahotsavam||16 November 2018||27 December 2018|
|December||Mandala Pooja||27 December 2018|
|Makara Vilakku Mahotsavam||30 December 2018||20 January 2019|
|January 2019||Makara Vilakku||14 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.
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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