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Sabarimala Temple Timings – Opening and Closing Dates in 2008



The Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple is open only for ‘darshan’ during certain specific periods in a year – Monthly pujas for five days, Sabarimala Temple festival, Idol installation anniversary puja, Onam puja, Sri Chitira Attam Thirunnal, two months during the Mandalam season (November – December) and finally during the Makaravilakku (January) season.
June
June 11, 2008 – Sabarimala Temple opens for idol Installation Anniversary Puja.
June 12 – Idol Installation Anniversary Puja – Prathishta day.
June 12 – Temple closes after the Idol Installation Anniversary Puja.
June 14, 2008 – Temple opens for Malayalam month Midhunam Puja.
June 19 – Temple closes after Midhunam Puja.
July
July 15, 2008 – Sabarimala Temple opens for Malayalam month Karkidakam Puja.
July 20 – Temple closes after Karkidakam Puja.
August
August 16, 2008 – Sabarimala Temple opens for Malayalam month Chingam Puja.
August 21 – Temple closes after Chingam Puja.
September
September 10, 2008 – Sabarimala Temple opens for Onam Puja.
September 14 – Temple closes after Onam Puja.
September 16, 2008 – Temple opens for Malayalam month Kanni puja.
September 21 – Temple closes after Kanni puja.
October
October 16, 2008 – Sabarimala Temple opens for Malayalam month Thulam puja.
October 21 – Sabarimala Temple closes after Thulam puja.
October 27, 2008 – Temple opens of Sri Chitira Attam Thirunnal
October 28 – Sri Chitira Attam Thirunnal
October 28 – Temple closes after Sri Chitira Attam Thirunnal
November
December
December 26, 2008 – Sabarimala Mandala Puja
December 30 – Temple opens for Makaravilakku pilgrimage.
January 2009
January 14, 2009 – Makaravilakku Puja
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.