in Kerala will open for the Mandala Pooja season on November 15, 2009. The two month pilgrim season attracts millions of devotees to this hill shrine dedicated to Sastha. The Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple will remain open from November 15, 2009 to December 26, 2009 and from December 30 to January 14, 2010. The annual pilgrimage begins in November and ends in mid January with the Makaravilakku. Temple
Mandala Pooja Mahotsavam Begins on November 15, 2009 at 1730 hrs
Mandala Masam or Mandala Kalam begins on November 16, 2009
Mandala Pooja is on December 26, 2009.
The shrine then closes for a brief period and reopens for Makaravilakku festival.
Makaravilakku is on January 14, 2010. The famous Makarajyothi sighting also will take place on this day.
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