Sabarimala 2016 – 2017 Ayyappa Temple Calendar – 2016 - Sabarimala Temple Opening and Closing dates and Timings



The Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple in Kerala is open for darshan only during certain specific periods in a year. Below are the dates on which the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple will remain open during 2016 – 2017. The temple is open for monthly pujas for five days from the first of Malayalam month on all months in year. Other days when the temple is open are for Sabarimala Shrine festival, Vishu, Ayyappa Idol installation anniversary puja, Onam puja, Sri Chitira Attam Thirunnal, two months during the Mandalam Pooja season (November – December) and finally during the Makaravilakku Puja (January) season.

Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple Calendar 2016 – 2017

Sabariamala 2016
January 2016 at Sabarimala
January 15, 2016 – Makaravilakku Puja
Temple open on all days till January 20, 2016
Temple closes at night on January 20, 2016.

February 2016 at Sabarimala
February 13, 2016 to February 18, 2016 – Kumbha Masa Puja – Monthly Puja – The temple remains open for five days during the period.

March 2016 at Sabarimala
March 13, 2016 to March 18, 2016 – Meena Masa Puja Monthly Puja
March 13, 2016 to March 23, 2016 - Sabarimala Annual Temple Festival.
March 23, 2016 Painguni Festival and Special Arattu Puja

April 2016 at Sabarimala
 April 10, 2016 – April 18, 2016 – Vishu and Medam month Puja and Darshan

April 14, 2016 – Vishu Kani Darshan at the Temple
April 18, 2016 - Vishu Festival Ends

May 2016 at Sabarimala
May 14, 2016 to May 19, 2016 – Edava Masa Puja - Monthly Puja – The temple remains open for five days during the period.

June 2016 at Sabarimala

 June 13 – Ayyappa Idol installation anniversary puja

June 14 – Ayyappa Idol installation anniversary day

June 14, 2016 to June 19, 2016 – Mithuna Masa Puja – Monthly Puja – The temple remains open for five days during the period.

July 2016 at Sabarimala
July 15, 2016 to July 20, 2016 – Karkidaka Masa Puja – Monthly Puja – The temple remains open for five days during the period.

There is also a Niraputtari in this month and the date is decided by the Travancore Royal Family.

August 2016 at Sabarimala
August 16, 2016 to August 21, 2016– Chinga Masa Puja – Monthly Puja – The temple remains open for five days during the period.

September 2016 at Sabarimala
September 16, 2016 to September 21, 2016 – Kanni Masa Puja – Monthly Puja – The temple remains open for five days during the period.
Sepember 12, 2016 to September 16, 2016 - Onam Puja.
Sepember 14, 2016 – Thiru Onam Puja

October 2016 at Sabarimala
October 16, 2016 to October 21, 2016 – Thulam Masa Puja – Monthly Puja – The temple remains open for five days during the period.
October 29, 2016 to October 30, 2016 – Sri Chitira Attam Thirunnal

November 2016 at Sabarimala
November 16, 2016 – Mandala Kalam Starts – Shrine open for 41 days
Temple open on all days from November 15 evening..

December 2016 at Sabarimala
Temple open on all days till the night of December 26, 2016 on all days.

December 26, 2016 – Sabarimala Mandala Puja - Temple closes in the evening
December 30, 2016 – Temple opens for Makaravilakku.

Sabariamala 2017
January 2017 at Sabarimala
January 14, 2017 – Makaravilakku Puja
Temple open on all days till January 20, 2017
Temple closes at night on January 20, 2017.

Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple Timings
On the above days the temple usually opens at 0400hrs and closes at 1300 hrs and then opens again at 1600 hrs and closes at 2300 hrs.
Neyyabhishekam takes place from 0430 hrs to 1130 hrs.
During the peak seasons the timings might altered to accommodate the large number of devotees.

Daily Puja Timings

The Usual Puja Timings are as follows when the temple is open:
Temple opens at 0300 hrs (3: 00 AM)
Nirmalya Darshan is at 0305 hrs
Mahaganapati homam is at 0315 hrs to 1145 hrs
Neyabhishekam from is at 0315 hrs to 1145 hrs
Usha Puja (Morning puja) is at 07:30 hrs
Uccha Puja (Afternoon Puja) is at 12:30 hrs
The Temple closes afternoon at 13:00 hrs (01:00 PM)

Evening Puja
In the evening Temple opens at 15:00 hrs (3: 00 PM)
Deeparadhana (Evening puja) is at 18:30 hrs
Pushpa Abhishekam is at 19:00 hrs
Athazha Puja is at 23:00 hrs
Harivarasanam – at 23:30 hrs
The Temple closes for the day at 23:45 hrs

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