Sabarimala Temple May 2011 Monthly Puja Dates



Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple in Kerala opens on the first day of every Malayalam month and the shrine remains open for the next five days for the monthly poojas including Padi puja. In May 2011, Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple will open on May 14 and will close on May 19 for Malayalam Edavasa Masa Puja. Thousands of Ayyappa devotees make use of this opportunity to visit the Sabarimala shrine to have a hassle free darshan.
Thousands of devotees in order to avoid the rush choose the monthly opening period to visit the shrine. There are also several Ayyappa devotees who make it point to visit the shrine every month. The shrine remains opened during the first five days each Malayalam month.
Udayasthamana pooja, padipooja and pushpabhishekam are performed during these days.
The main pilgrimage season at Sabarimala shrine is during the Mandala Makaravilakku season (November – January). The period sees heavy rush of devotees to the hill shrine.