in Kerala will open for Vishu festival on Sabarimala Temple April 14, 2017. The temple will open at 1700 hrs on April 10 and usual rituals will begin from April 11. Vishu festival is on April 14 and the temple will close on April 18th.
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.