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How to End the Sabarimala Vratam after visiting the Ayyappa Temple?

Most devotees on returning home after the darshan of Lord Ayyappa at Sabarimala Temple end the Vratam. Ayyappa devotees remove the Mudra Mala and hang it on the idol or painting of Lord Ayyappa at home. The mudra mala should not be placed carelessly anywhere. Some devotees remove the Ayyappa mala at a nearby temple where they had worn the mala.

Divyadarshan Karana
Shastra Mudrathaka Deva
Dehime Vrtamochanam
After chanting this mantra the devotee should call aloud Swamiyeee Saranam Ayyappaa…and break a coconut and remove the mudra mala.

The general belief is that the Ayyappa devotee should enter home only in the evening after sighting a lamp after his Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple darshan. If he reaches his place early, he spends the time at a nearby temple and waits till evening. Family waits at door in the evening with a lamp to welcome back the devotee. The family members invite the devotee by chanting Swamiyeee Saranam Ayyappaa…

Some devotees even after ending the vratam do not eat non-vegetarian food for 41-days of Mandala kalam. Some people observe the vratam till the end of the Makaravilakku on January 14 or 15.