Ayyappan

Sri Ramakrishna Iyer Ayyappa Baktha Sabai





Opening and closing of Sabarimala Sree Dharmasastha Temple for the year 2018 - 2019

Om Swamiye Saranam Ayyappa

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 2018 - 2019.


MonthPoojaOpening dateClosing date
December 2017Thirunada Re-opens for Makaravilakku30/12/2017 5pm20/01/2018 10pm
January 2018Makaravilakku Day14/01/2018
February 2018Monthly Pooja – Kumbham12/02/2018 5pm17/02/2018 10pm
March 2018Monthly Pooja – Meenam14/03/2018 5pm19/03/2018 10pm
 Sabarimala Utsavam20/03/2018 5pm30/03/2018 10pm
 Kodiyettu21/03/2018
 Panguni Uthiram (Ayyappan Nakshatra Birth Date) & Arattu30/03/2018
April 2018Meda Vishu Festival10/04/2018 5pm18/04/2018 10pm
 Vishu15/04/2018 
May 2018Monthly Pooja – Edavam14/05/2018 5pm19/05/2018 10pm
 Idol Installation Pooja24/05/2018 5pm25/05/2018 10pm
June 2018Monthly Pooja – Midhunam14/06/2018 5pm19/06/2018 10pm
July 2018Monthly Pooja – Karkkidakam16/07/2018 5pm21/07/2018 10pm
August 2018Monthly Pooja – Chingam16/08/2018 5pm21/08/2018 10pm
 Onam Pooja23/08/2018 5pm27/08/2018 10pm
 Onam Day24/08/2018 
September 2018Monthly Pooja – Kanni16/09/2018 5pm21/09/2018 10pm
October 2018Monthly Pooja – Thulam16/10/2018 5pm21/10/2018 10pm
November 2018Sree Chithra Atta Thirunal05/11/2018 5pm06/11/2018 10pm
 Mandala Pooja Maholsavam16/11/2018 5pm27/12/2018 10pm
December 2018Madala Pooja27/12/2018 
 Thirunada Re-opens for Makaravilakku30/12/2018 5pm
January 2019Makaravilakku Day14/01/2019


Please Note: Sabarimala temple usually opens at 05.00am and closes at 10.00pm. During the peak seasons like Makara Vilakku Mahotsavam, the timings might altered to accommodate the large number of devotees.


Arulmigu Ananda Ayyappan Temple

(Sri Ramakrishna Iyer Ayyappa Baktha Sabai),
Pattabiraman Kovil Street, Aruppukottai - 626101
Virudhunagar District, Tamil Nadu, India
+91 9443418999, 9865128511, 9962511010