Sabarimala Temple Opening Date 2023 (Updated)

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.

Sabarimala ayyappa temple opening date

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.

Diksha :

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

EventOpening DateClosing Date
Makara Vilakku Date 202314-01-2023
Monthly Pooja (Kumbham)12-02-202317-02-2023
Monthly Pooja (Meenam)14-03-202319-03-2023
Thiru Utsavam26-03-202304-04-2023
Pankuni Uthram & Arattu05-04-2023
Meda Vishu Festival11-04-202319-04-2023
Meda Vishu15-04-2023
Monthly Pooja (Edavam)14-05-202319-05-2023
Idol Installation Day29-05-202330-05-2023
Monthly Pooja (Mithunam)15-06-202320-06-2023
Monthly Pooja (Karkkidakom)16-07-202321-07-2023
Monthly Pooja (Chingam)16-08-202321-08-2023
Onam Festival29-08-202331-08-2023
Monthly Pooja (Kanni)17-09-202322-09-2023
Monthly Pooja (Thulam)17-10-202322-10-2023
Sree Chithira Attathirunal10-11-202311-11-2023
Mandala Puja Maholsavam16-11-202327-12-2023
Mandala Puja27-12-2023
Thirunada Open30-12-2023
Makara Vilakku Date 202414-01-2024

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:

By Road:

The nearest bus stand to Temple is Pamba. Pamba serves as the base camp for pilgrims visiting Sabarimala Temple.

By Rail:

Chengannur Railway Station is the nearest railway station, located approximately 90 kilometres away. 

By Air:

The nearest airport to Temple is Cochin International Airport.


Can we visit Sabarimala anytime?

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.

How many hours is Darshan in Sabarimala?

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.

How many days of fasting for Sabarimala Temple?

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.

Can I visit Sabarimala without mala?

You can also go to Sabarimala without wearing a garland or carrying Irumudi Kettu. With these two, you can climb the holy 18 steps.

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