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Sabarimala Temple Calendar – 2020 - 2021 - Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple Opening and Closing dates and Timings in 2020

The Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple in Kerala is open for darshan only during certain specific periods in a year. Below are the dates on which the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple will remain open during 2020 – 2021. The temple is open for monthly pujas for five days from the first of Malayalam month on all months in year. Other days when the temple is open are for Sabarimala Shrine festival, Vishu, Ayyappa Idol installation anniversary puja, Onam puja, Sri Chithira Attam Thirunal, two months during the Mandalam Puja season (November – December) and finally during the Makaravilakku Puja (January) season.


Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple Calendar 2020 – 2021

February 2020 at Sabarimala
February 13, 2020 to February 18, 2020 – Kumbha Masam Pooja – Monthly Puja – The temple remains open for five days during the period.

March 2020 at Sabarimala
March 14, 2020 to March 18, 2020 – Meena Masam Pooja Monthly Puja
March 29, 2020 - Sabarimala Annual Temple Festival begins.
April 7, 2020 Panguni Festival and Special Arattu Puja - festival ends

April 2020 at Sabarimala

April 7, 2020 Panguni Festival and Special Arattu Puja - festival ends
April 10, 2020 – April 18, 2020 – Vishu and Medam month Puja and Darshan
April 14, 2020 – Vishu Kani Darshan at the Temple
April 18, 2020 - Vishu Festival Ends

May 2020 at Sabarimala
May 15, 2020 to May 19, 2020 – Edava Masam Pooja - Monthly Puja – The temple remains open for five days during the period.

May 31 – Ayyappa Idol installation anniversary puja

June 1 – Ayyappa Idol installation anniversary day

June 2020 at Sabarimala  

June 15, 2020 to June 19, 2020 – Mithuna Masam Pooja – Monthly Puja – The temple remains open for five days during the period.

July 2020 at Sabarimala
July 16, 2020 to July 20, 2020 – Karkidaka Masam Pooja – Monthly Puja – The temple remains open for five days during the period.

There is also a Niraputhari in this month and the date is decided by the Travancore Royal Family.

August 2020 at Sabarimala
August 16, 2020 to August 20, 2020– Chinga Masam Pooja – Monthly Puja – The temple remains open for five days during the period.

August 29, 2020 to September 2, 2020 - Onam Puja.

August 31, 2020  – Thiru Onam Puja

September 2020 at Sabarimala

September 17, 2020 to September 21, 2020 – Kanni Masam Pooja – Monthly Puja – The temple remains open for five days during the period.

October 2020 at Sabarimala
October 17, 2020 to October 21, 2020 – Thulam Masam Pooja – Monthly Puja – The temple remains open for five days during the period.
 – Sri Chithira Attam Thirunal

November 2020 at Sabarimala
November 16, 2020 – Mandala Kalam Starts – Shrine open for 41 days
Temple open on all days from November 15 evening..

December 2020 at Sabarimala
Temple open on all days till the night of December 26, 2020 on all days.

December 26, 2020 – Sabarimala Mandala Pooja - Temple closes in the evening
December 30, 2020 – Temple opens for Makaravilakku.

Sabarimala 2021
January 2021 at Sabarimala
January 14, 2021 – Makaravilakku Puja
Temple open on all days till January 20, 2021
Temple closes at night on January 20, 2021.

Sabarimala Ayyappa 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.

Daily Puja Timings

The Usual Puja Timings are as follows when the temple is open:
Temple opens at 0300 hrs (3: 00 AM)
Nirmalya Darshan is at 0305 hrs
Maha Ganapathi homam is at 0315 hrs to 1145 hrs
Neyyabhishekam from is at 0315 hrs to 1145 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)

Evening Puja
In the evening Temple opens at 15:00 hrs (3: 00 PM)
Deeparadhana (Evening puja) is at 18:30 hrs
Pushpa Abhishekam is at 19:00 hrs
Athazha Puja is at 23:00 hrs
Harivarasanam – at 23:30 hrs
The Temple closes for the day at 23:45 hrs

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