On the Vishu day, the temple will open at 0400hrs and the Vishukani will take place at 0600hrs. Vishukani will also take place at the same time at Malikappuram and at the Pampa Ganapati temple. The priests will distribute the ‘Vishu Kaineettam’ (coin distribution) after the Vishukani ritual.
The Sabarimala shrine remains closed for the major part of the year. It only opens for the temple festival, Vishu and for the mandala-makaravilaku season (November-December-January). The temple also opens on the first day of every Malayalam month.