Sabarimala Temple Opening Date 2022 (Updated)

Sabarimala temple is a famous temple dedicated to God Ayyappa. The temple is 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 December 30th, 2022.

Temple is known for its uniqueness in many aspects. The Sabarimala temple’s identity is open to all, irrespective of creed, caste, and religion.

Sabarimala ayyappa temple opening date

Another temple Vavarunda near Sabarimala temple dedicated to Vavar, a Muslim friend of God Ayyappa. At the same time, it is considered the epitome of religious harmony.

Diksha :

The temple of Sabarimala will be opened only during some auspicious days like Mandalapooja, Makaravilakku, and Chitra Vishnu and will be crowded with worshippers.

Devotees must fast for 41 days to cleanse their souls and bodies and visit the Sabarimala temple. Because of this, the devotees will strictly follow the fasting for 41 days and visit the temple.

The fast followed throughout the Mandala Kalam. Hence, the devotees’ visit to the Sabarimala temple during Mandala Kalam is enormous.

The fast includes many conditions to be followed. Here, fasting is about refraining from food and refraining from many other activities.

  • First, one should take a bath twice daily with cold water, i.e., early morning and evening before pooja.
  • One must only have vegetarian food.
  • Chastity must follow very strictly.
  • One must meditate 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.
  • In addition to these is suggested to walk barefoot during fasting.
  • Above all, one e dressed in a black dress from the beginning of the fast to the visit.

Sabarimala temple Opening Date:

  • Openings dates and timings are listed below.
  • 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 temple’s official website.

  • It starts at 3:30 am and ends by 7:00 am.
  • It began at 8:30 am and was completed by 11:00 am

Sabarimala Temple opening date:


Pooja and Festival DetailsTemple Opening Date

Temple Closing Date

February 2022

Sabarimala Monthly Pooja(Kumbham)February 12th17Feb

March 2022

Sabarimala Monthly Pooja(Meenam)March 14th

March 19th

 Utsavam20 Mar

30 Mar



March 21st



Utsavam Aarattu- Panguni Uthram. (Ayyappan Nakshatra Birth Date) & Arattu Temple Closes.

March 30th 

April 2022

Vishnu Mahotsavam – MedaApril 10thApril 18th
 Vishnu Mahotsavam – MedaApril 15th


May 2022

Monthly Pooja – EdavamMay 10th

May 19th


Idol Installation Day(Pratistha Dinam)May 24thMay 25th

July 2022

Monthly Pooja – karkkidakamJuly 16thJuly 21st
August 2022Monthly Pooja – ChingamAugust 16th

August 21st


Onam PoojaAugust 23rd

August 27th

 Onam dayAugust 25th


September 2022Monthly Pooja – KanniSeptember 16th

September 21st

October 2022

Monthly Pooja – ThulamOctober 17thOctober 22nd
November 2022Sree Chitra Atta ThirunalNovember 5th

November 6th


Mandala Pooja Mahotsavam

November 16th

December 27th

December 2022

Mandala PoojaDecember 27th


 Thirunada reopens for Makara Vilakku Mahotsavam30 Dec

20 Jan 2022

January 2022Sabarimala Makara Vilakku Day14 Jan 2022


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