Opening and closing of Sabarimala Sree Dharmasastha Temple for the year 2019 – 2020
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The Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple in Kerala is open for darshan only during certain specific periods in a year. Below are the dates on which the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple will remain open during 2019 – 2020.
Sabarimala opening date 2019, Timings, Darshan, Opening and Closing Dates.
|Month||Pooja||Opening date||Closing date|
|December 2018||Thirunada Re-opens for Makaravilakku||30/12/2018 5 pm||20/01/2019 10pm|
|January 2019||Makaravilakku Day||14/01/2019|
|February 2019||Monthly Pooja – Kumbham||12/02/2019 5 pm||17/02/2019 10pm|
|March 2019||Monthly Pooja – Meenam||14/03/2019 5pm||16/03/2019 10pm|
|Sabarimala Utsavam||11/03/2019 5pm||21/03/2019 10pm|
|April 2019||Meda Vishu Festival||10/04/2019 5pm||19/04/2019 10pm|
|May 2019||Monthly Pooja – Edavam||14/05/2019 5pm||19/05/2019 10pm|
|June 2019||Monthly Pooja – Midhunam||15/06/2019 5 pm||20/06/2019 10pm|
|Idol Installation Pooja||11/06/2019 5 pm||12/06/2019 10pm|
|July 2019||Monthly Pooja – Karkkidakam||16/07/2019 5pm||21/07/2019 10pm|
|August 2019||Monthly Pooja – Chingam||16/08/2019 5pm||21/08/2019 10pm|
|September 2019||Monthly Pooja – Kanni||16/09/2019 5pm||21/09/2019 10pm|
|Onam Pooja||09/09/2019 5pm||13/09/2019 10pm|
|October 2019||Monthly Pooja – Thulam||17/10/2019 5 pm||22/10/2019 10 pm|
|Sree Chithra Atta Thirunal||26/10/2019 5pm||27/10/2019 10pm|
|November 2019||Mandala Pooja Maholsavam||16/11/2019 5pm||27/12/2019 10pm|
|December 2019||Madala Pooja||30/12/2019|
|January 2020||Makaravilakku Day||15/01/2020|
Please Note: Sabarimala temple usually opens at 05.00am and closes at 10.00pm. During the peak seasons like Makara Vilakku Mahotsavam, the timings might alter to accommodate a large number of devotees.
Mandalakala Starts on Sunday 17th November 2019
Mandalakala Start timings:
Mandala Pooja on Friday 27th December 2019
About Mandala Puja:
Mandala Puja at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple in Kerala is observed on 11th or 12th day of the Malayalam month Dhanu.
Mandala Puja is the concluding day of the 41 days long austerity observed by devotees of Lord Ayyappa. The fasting begins on the first day of the Malayalam month Vrishchikam, which is 41 days before Mandala Puja.
Mandala Puja and Makar Vilakku are the two most significant festival events at Sabarimala Ayyappa temple when the temple remains open for the devotees for most of the days.
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