Sabarimala Temple Opening Date 2020 (Updated)

Sabarimala Temple :

Sabarimala temple is a famous temple, and that dedicated to God Ayyappa. The temple is on the top of a mountain named  Sabarimala at an elevation of  3000 ft in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala.

Sabarimala temple is known for its uniqueness in many aspects. The uniqueness of the Sabarimala temple is it is open to all irrespective of creed, caste and this post I am written about Sabarimala Temple opening date briefly.

Sabarimala temple
Sabarimala temple

There is another temple called Vavarunda near to Sabarimala temple that dedicated to Vavar, who was a Muslim friend of God Ayyappa. At the same time, it considered the epitome of religious harmony.

Diksha :

The temple of Sabarimala will be opened only in during some auspicious days like Mandalapooja, Makaravilakku and Chitra Vishnu. As a result, the temple during those days crowded with worshippers.

Devotees have to fast for 41 days to cleanse their soul and bodies to visit Sabarimala temple. Because of this, the devotees will very strictly follow the fast 41 days and visit the temple.

The fast followed throughout the Mandala Kalam, hence the visit of devotees to Sabarimala temple during Mandala Kalam is in huge number.

The fast includes many conditions to be followed. Here fasting is not only about refraining from food but also refraining from many other activities.

  • First of all, one should take a bath twice a day 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 all kinds of entertainment, including watching movies etc. One should not indulge in any type of 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 timing are 3:00am- 1:00pm.
  •  During the pilgrim season, the temple probably reopens at 3:00 pm and closes by 11:00 pm.

Neyyabhishekam Timings:

  • It started at 3:30 am, and ends by 7:00 am
  • It began at 8:30 am, and ends by 11:00 am

Temple opening date:


Pooja and Festival DetailsTemple Opening Date

Temple Closing Date

February 2018

Monthly Pooja(Kumbham)12 Feb17Feb

March 2018

Monthly Pooja(Meenam)14 Mar

19 Mar

Utsavam20 Mar

30 Mar


21 Mar

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

30 Mar

April 2018

Vishnu Mahotsavam – Meda10 Apr18 Apr
Vishnu Mahotsavam – Meda15 Apr

May 2018

Monthly Pooja – Edavam10 May

19 May

Idol Installation Day(Pratistha Dinam)24 May25 May

July 2018

Monthly Pooja – karkkidakam16 Jul21 Jul
August 2018Monthly Pooja – Chingam16 Aug

21 Aug

Onam Pooja23 Aug

27 Aug

Onam day25 Aug

September 2018Monthly Pooja – Kanni16 Sep

21 Sep

October 2018

Monthly Pooja – Thulam17 Oct22 Oct
November 2018Sree Chitra Atta Thirunal5 Nov

6 Nov

Mandala Pooja Mahotsavam

16 Nov

27 Dec

December 2018

Mandala Pooja27 Dec

Thirunada reopens for Makara Vilakku Mahotsavam30 Dec

20 Jan 2019

January 2019Makara Vilakku Day14 Jan 2019

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