Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple Monthly Puja May 2008

Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple in Kerala opens on the first of every Malayalam month for five days for monthly pujas. During this short period, thousands of Ayyappa devotees visit the hill shrine of Sabarimala to have a darshan of Lord Ayyappa. In May 2008, the date of opening for monthly puja is May 14 and the shrine will close on May 19.

The main pilgrimage season at Sabarimala temple is during the Mandala Makaravilakku season (November – January). This period sees heavy rush of devotees to the hill shrine.

Thousands of devotees in order to avoid the rush choose the monthly opening period to visit the temple. There are also several Ayyappa devotees who make it point to visit the shrine every month.

Udayasthamana pooja, padipooja and pushpabhishekam are performed during these days.