Sabarimala ayyappan temple opening dates 2020 – 2021

Sabarimala temple opening dates 2020 – 2021

Month Pooja Opening date Closing date
December 2019 Thirunada Re-opens for Makaravilakku 30/12/2019 5pm 20/01/2020 10pm
January 2020
Makaravilakku Day 15/01/2020

February 2020
Monthly Pooja – Kumbham
Sabarimala Temple Opening date February 2020 – 13/02/2020 5pm
Sabarimala Temple Closing date February 2020 – 18/02/2020 10pm

March 2020 Monthly Pooja – Meenam

Sabarimala Temple Opening date March 2020 13/03/2020 5pm
Sabarimala Temple Closing date March 2020 18/03/2020 10pm
Sabarimala Utsavam

Sabarimala Temple Opening date March 2020 28/03/2020 5pm
Sabarimala Temple Closing date March 2020 07/04/2020 10pm
Kodiyettu 29/03/2020

April 2020 Pankuni Uthram & Arattu 07/04/2020
Meda Vishu Festival
Sabarimala Temple Opening date April 2020 10/04/2020 5pm
Sabarimala Temple Closing date April 2020 18/04/2020 10pm
Vishu 14/04/2020

May 2020 Monthly Pooja – Edavam

Sabarimala Temple Opening date May 2020 14/05/2020 5pm
Sabarimala Temple Closing date May 2020 19/05/2020 10pm
Idol Installation Pooja 31/05/2020 5pm

01/06/2020 10pm

June 2020 Monthly Pooja – Midhunam
Sabarimala Temple Opening date June 2020 14/06/2020 5pm
Sabarimala Temple Closing date June 2020 19/06/2020 10pm

July 2020 Monthly Pooja – Karkkidakam
Sabarimala Temple Opening date July 2020 15/07/2020 5pm
Sabarimala Temple Closing date July 2020 20/07/2020 10pm

August 2020 Monthly Pooja – Chingam
Sabarimala Temple Opening date August 2020 16/08/2020 5pm
Sabarimala Temple Closing date August 2020 21/08/2020 10pm
Onam Pooja August 2020 29/08/2020 5pm
Sabarimala Temple Closing date September 2020 02/09/2020 10pm
Onam Day 31/08/2020

September 2020 Monthly Pooja – Kanni
Sabarimala Temple Opening date September 2020 16/09/2020 5pm
Sabarimala Temple Closing date September 2020 21/09/2020 10pm

October 2020 Monthly Pooja – Thulam
Sabarimala Temple Opening date October 2020 16/10/2020 5pm
Sabarimala Temple Closing date October 2020 21/10/2020 10pm

November 2020 Sree Chithra Atta Thirunal
Sabarimala Temple Opening date November 2020 12/11/2020 5pm
Sabarimala Temple Closing date November 2020 13/11/2020 10pm

Mandala Pooja Maholsavam
Sabarimala Temple Opening date November 2020 15/11/2020 5pm
Sabarimala Temple Closing date December 2020 26/12/2020 10pm

December 2020 Madala Pooja 26/12/2020

December 2020 Thirunadai Thirappu – Makaravilakku Mahotsavam Sabarimala Temple Opening date December 2020 30/12/2020

January 2021 Makaravilakku Day 14/01/2021

Month – January 2019

Pooja Details – Makara Vilakku

Sabarimala Temple Opening date January 2019 – 30th December 2018

Sabarimala Temple Closing date January 2019 – 20th January 2019 – 10 PM

 

Month – February 2019

Pooja Details – Kumbam

Sabarimala Temple Opening date February 2019 – 12th February 2019 5 PM

Sabarimala Temple Closing date February 2019 – 17th February 2019 – 10 PM

 

Month – March 2019

Pooja Details – Meenam

Sabarimala Temple Opening date March 2019 – 14th March 2019 5 PM

Sabarimala Temple Closing date March 2019 – 21st March 2019 – 10 PM

 

Month – April 2019

Pooja Details – Meda Vishu Festival

Sabarimala Temple Opening date April 2019 – 11th April 2019 5 PM

Sabarimala Temple Closing date April 2019 – 19th April 2019 – 10 PM

 

Month – May 2019

Pooja Details – Edavam

Sabarimala Temple Opening date May 2019 – 14th May 2019 5 PM

Sabarimala Temple Closing date May 2019 – 19th May 2019 – 10 PM

 

Month – June 2019

Pooja Details – Idol Installation Pooja – Pradhishta Dhinam festival

Sabarimala Temple Opening date June 2019 – 11th June 2019 5 PM

Sabarimala Temple Closing date June 2019 – 12th June 2019 – 10 PM

 

Sabarimala Temple Opening date June 2019 – 15th June 2019 5 PM

Sabarimala Temple Closing date June 2019 – 20th June 2019 – 10 PM

 

Month – July 2019

Pooja Details – Karkkidakam

Sabarimala Temple Opening date July 2019 – 16th July 2019 5 PM

Sabarimala Temple Closing date July 2019 – 21st July 2019 – 10 PM

 

Month – August 2019

Pooja Details – Chingam

Sabarimala Temple Opening date August 2019 – 16th August 2019 5 PM

Sabarimala Temple Closing date August 2019 – 21st August 2019 – 10 PM

 

Month – September 2019

Pooja Details – Kanni

Sabarimala Temple Opening date September 2019 – 9th September 2019 5 PM

Sabarimala Temple Closing date September 2019 – 13th September 2019 – 10 PM

Sabarimala Temple Opening date September 2019 – 16th September 2019 5 PM

Sabarimala Temple Closing date September 2019 – 21st September 2019 – 10 PM

 

 

Month – October 2019

Pooja Details – Thulam

Sabarimala Temple Opening date October 2019 – 17th October 2019 5 PM

Sabarimala Temple Closing date October 2019 – 22nd October 2019 – 10 PM

 

Sree chithra atta thirunal

Sabarimala Temple Opening date October 2019 – 26th October 2019 5 PM

Sabarimala Temple Closing date October 2019 – 27th October 2019 – 10 PM

 

Month – November 2019

Pooja Details – Mandala Pooja mahotsavam

Sabarimala Temple Opening date November 2019 – 16th November 2019 5 PM

Sabarimala Temple Closing date November 2019 – 27th December 2019 – 10 PM

 

Month – December 2019

Pooja Details – Mandala Pooja

Sabarimala Temple Opening date December 2019 – From 16th November its open for full December month till 27th December 2019 and again it will be open on 30th December 2019

Sabarimala Temple Closing date December 2019 – 27th December 2019 – 10 PM

 

Month – January 2020

Pooja Details – Makaravilakku Day

Sabarimala Temple Opening date January 2020 – Its open from 30th December 2019 5 PM

Sabarimala Temple Closing date January 2020 – 20th January 2020 – 10 PM

 

Swamiyae Saranam Ayyappa…

Hindu shrines are usually situated near river banks, sea shores or on mountain tops to help pilgrims meditate and to provide them a sense of peace. The shrines found on hill tops are especially enthralling, not only because of their religious appeal, but also due to their approachability (or lack thereof).

SabarimalaThe hill shrine of Sabarimala and its deity Lord Ayyappan is matchless in Hindu religion and special to the State of Kerala in South India. This forest abode of Lord Ayyappan is situated in the Western Ghats of India. Lord Ayyappan is a symbol of religious unity and communal harmony. Being born out of Mohini (the female incarnation of Lord Vishnu) and Lord Shiva, he is also known as Bhuthanatha, Dharmashastha, Hariharan, Ayyanar and Manikanta.

There are several temples dedicated to Lord Ayyappan all over India. Among these, the important temples along the Western Ghats are: Kulathupuzha – where Lord Ayyappan is a child, Aryankavu – where he is a bachelor, Achankovil – where he takes the form of Dharmasastha with Poorna and Pushkala (his wives), and the most popular of them all Sabarimala – where he is a yogi, meditating for the benefit of all.

Sabarimala ayyappaTo reach sabarimala sannidhanam, the devotees go through 2 ways… Neelimalai route and kaludhai paadhai route. The neelimala route is a straight steep hill with 7 Kms and it will take around 1 hour for a person who walks very fast and normally 1.5 hrs who walk on a average speed. The kaludhai pathai route is a normal route for the donkeys which goes with pooja item luggages to the temple. It goes to the temple with the hairpin bends and easy to walk but will take some more time to reach the temple. Sabarimala (Mount Sabari – about 3000 feet above mean sea level) is the most favorite and significant temple in Kerala. Pilgrimage to this temple symbolizes the journey to heaven and is a soul cleansing experience. Under the guidance of a leader (Guruswami), pilgrims observe austerities with devotion, wearing rudraksha or tulsi beads strings in the neck, adorn black or saffron or blue clothes, fast for 41 days (vrata) to condition the body, mind, and soul, and embark on their spiritual journey through “gods own country” and mountains to reach the temple. The pilgrims, after observing the vrata, carry on their head, the holy ghee for the Lord’s Abisheka filled in coconut in an “Irumudi” (two compartment cloth bag).

Ayyappa devoteesThe feeling of delight and spiritual elevation that devotees get when they have the darshan of the deity is so remarkable and significant that it brings tears of joy in the eyes of the devotee. The magnetic charm is so high, it makes any devotee, who undertakes the yatra (pilgrimage) once, to revisit the shrine every year in quest of spiritual solace. Sabarimala temple is open to all men and women who are either below the age of ten or above the age of 50 (because the Lord is a chaste yogi in Sabarimala), irrespective of caste, creed, religion, social status or nationality. The male pilgrims are called ‘Ayyappan’ and the female pilgrims are called ‘Malikappuram’. The shrine is open only during specific period in a year. It is open from Mid-November to Mid-January and for first five days of every Malayalam month.

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