Thousands of devotees in order to avoid the rush choose the monthly opening period to visit the shrine. There are also several Ayyappa devotees who make it point to visit the shrine every month. The shrine remains opened during the first five days each Malayalam month.
Udayasthamana pooja, padipooja and pushpabhishekam are performed during these days.
In February 2008, sahasrakalasam will be conducted on February 15 and kalabhabhishekam on February 17.