Sabarimala temple is a famous temple dedicated to God Ayyappa. The temple had on the top of a mountain named Sabarimala at an elevation of 3000 ft in the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala. The Sabarimala temple opening date is January 14th, 2023.
Temple had known for its uniqueness in many aspects. The Sabarimala temple identity is open to all, ignoring creed, caste, and religion.
Another temple Vavarunda near Sabarimala, is dedicated to Vavar, a Muslim friend of God Ayyappa. At the same time, it had considered the epitome of religious harmony.
The temple of Sabarimala will open only during important days like Mandala pooja, Makaravilakku, and Chitra Vishnu and will crowd with people.
Devotees must fast for 41 days to cleanse their souls and bodies and visit the Sabarimala temple. Because of this, the people will carefully follow the fasting for 41 days and visit the temple.
The fast followed throughout the Mandala Kalam. Hence, the number of people who visit the Sabarimala temple during Mandala Kalam is enormous.
Here, fasting is about avoiding food and avoid from many other activities.
- First, one should bathe twice daily with cold water, i.e., early morning and evening before pooja.
- One must only have vegetable food.
- Chastity must follow very carefully.
- One must do yoga daily to purify their thoughts.
- One must also refrain from entertainment, including watching movies, etc. One should not indulge in any activity that invokes sensual pleasure.
- Above all, one e dressed in black from the beginning of the fast to the visit.
Sabarimala Temple Opening Date:
Openings dates and timings are here
- Temple Darshan’s timing is 3:00 am- 1:00 pm.
- The temple probably reopens at 3:00 pm during the pilgrim season and closes by 11:00 pm.
Neyyabhishekam Timings for Ayyappa:
To know the Neyyabhishekam timings of Sabarimala Ayyappa, log in to the Ayyappa temple’s official website.
- It starts at 3:30 am and ends by 7:00 am.
- It began at 8:30 am and has completed by 11:00 am.
Sabarimala Temple Opening Date:
Here are the temple opening dates
|Event||Opening Date||Closing Date|
|Makara Vilakku Date 2023||14-01-2023|
|Monthly Pooja (Kumbham)||12-02-2023||17-02-2023|
|Monthly Pooja (Meenam)||14-03-2023||19-03-2023|
|Pankuni Uthram & Arattu||05-04-2023|
|Meda Vishu Festival||11-04-2023||19-04-2023|
|Monthly Pooja (Edavam)||14-05-2023||19-05-2023|
|Idol Installation Day||29-05-2023||30-05-2023|
|Monthly Pooja (Mithunam)||15-06-2023||20-06-2023|
|Monthly Pooja (Karkkidakom)||16-07-2023||21-07-2023|
|Monthly Pooja (Chingam)||16-08-2023||21-08-2023|
|Monthly Pooja (Kanni)||17-09-2023||22-09-2023|
|Monthly Pooja (Thulam)||17-10-2023||22-10-2023|
|Sree Chithira Attathirunal||10-11-2023||11-11-2023|
|Mandala Puja Maholsavam||16-11-2023||27-12-2023|
|Makara Vilakku Date 2024||14-01-2024|
Sabarimala Temple Contact Details:
- Address: Sree Ayyappa Swamy Temple, Periyar Tiger Reserve, Thriveni Bridge, Sannidhanam, Sabarimala, Kerala 689713, India.
- Contact Number: 7025800100
- Sabarimala Temple: Official Website
How to Reach Sabarimala Temple:
The nearest bus stand to Temple is Pamba. Pamba serves as the base camp for pilgrims visiting Sabarimala Temple.
Chengannur Railway Station is the nearest railway station, located approximately 90 kilometres away.
The nearest airport to Temple is Cochin International Airport.
The Sabarimala Temple opens at 5 am, and the doors close only at 10 pm in the evenings. It gives the devotees ample time to spend in the temple. During the Makaravilakku festival, the temple opens only for 2 hours in the morning, between 5 am and 7 am.
The timings are from 3 am to 1.30 pm and 3 pm to 11.30 pm. Ninety thousand people can visit daily. Eighty-five people can have darshan in a minute. The sanctum sanctorum will open half an hour early in the morning.
A devotee aspiring for Lord Ayyappan’s darshan must be mentally and physically pure. For this, he had expected to observe a mandatory fast (Brigham) of 41 days that usually begins on the first day of the Malayalam month of Vrischikam in mid-November.
You can also go to Sabarimala without wearing a garland or carrying Irumudi Kettu. With these two, you can climb the holy 18 steps.