In March 2008, the temple will open at 1730 hrs on March 11. Monthly pujas will begin on
Arattu, the bathing of the deity, and the closing ceremony of the temple festival will be held on March 21.
There will be also special pujas for Panguni Uthiram on March 21.
Thousands of Ayyappa devotees who like to avoid the huge rush during the Mandala Makaravilakku season (November – January) make use of the monthly puja days. Nowadays, even these few days are attracting huge crowds.
It must be remembered that