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Sabarimala Makaravilakku 2018 date - Ayyappa Temple Makara Vilakku Festival in 2018

Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple Makaravilakku and Makarajyothi festival is observed on the first day of the Makara Masam as per traditional Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala. Sabarimala Makaravilakku 2018 date is Sunday, January 14. The popular is that Lord Ayyappa merged with the main murti in the Sabarimala Temple on the day.

On the Sabarimala Makaravilakku day, the evening deeparadhana is the most important puja. During the deeparadhana, Lord Ayyappa gives darshan fully attired in the Thrivaabharanam – gold ornaments – which is specially brought from the Pandalam Palace.

Before the evening deeparadhana on Makaravilakku day, an eagle hovers over the Sabarimala Temple. Next the Makara Star appears on the sky – Makarajyothi is the star that appears on the sky on the day in the evening. Next is the appearance of Makaravilakku – it is the light that appears three times in the distant hill at Ponnambala Medu.

Story of Sabarimala Makaravilakku
Ponnambalamedu Hill – About Ponnambalamedu Temple