The Mandala Puja at
The Sabarimala Mandala Kalam begins in mid-November – on the first day of Malayalam month Vrishchikam. The 41 days conclude during the last week of December – in the Malayalam month Dhanu. The puja on last day is known as Mandala Puja and it is held in the evening. The puja is held by adorning the Thanka Anki (golden attire) which is brought in a procession from the famous Aranmula Sree Parthasarathy Temple.
The shrine then closes for three days and reopens for the famous Makaravilakku festival which is marked by numerous processions including the famous Petta Thullal.