Daily Puja Timing at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple in November, December and January

Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple in Kerala remains open continuously for 41 days only during the Mandala Makaravilakku pilgrimage season from Mid-November to December end. The temple then remains open from December end to Mid-January for the Makaravilakku pilgrimage. The puja timings remain almost the same on all days except when there is a special puja.

Here are the puja timings at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple in November, December and January


Temple opens at 0400 hrs (4:00 AM)
Nirmalya Darshan is at 0405 hrs
Mahaganapati homam is at 0415 hrs
Neyabhishekam is from 04:20 hrs to 11:30 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)
In the evening Temple opens at 16:00 hrs (4: 00 PM)
Deeparadhana (Evening puja) is at 18:30 hrs
Pushpabhishekam - 19:00 hrs (On some days it is Padi Puja – puja of the eighteen holy steps.)
Athazha Puja is at 22:30 hrs
Harivarasanam – at 22:50 hrs

The Temple closes for the day at 23:00 hrs (11:00 PM)

Please note that this timing is only to give a general idea. There will changes in some pujas on certain days or some pujas might be extended. The closing time might also be extended when there is heavy rush at the shrine.