Ayyappan

Sri Ramakrishna Iyer Ayyappa Baktha Sabai





Opening and closing of Sabarimala Sree Dharmasastha Temple for the year 2016 - 2017 - 2018

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 2016 - 2017 - 2018.


MonthPoojaOpening dateClosing date
November 2016Mandala Pooja Maholsavam15/11/201626/12/2016
 Madala Pooja26/12/2016 
December 2016Thirunada opens for Makaravilakku30/12/201620/01/2017
January 2017Makaravilakku Day14/01/2017
February 2017Monthly Pooja – Kumbham12/02/201717/02/2017
March 2017Monthly Pooja – Meenam14/03/201719/03/2017
 Sabarimala Utsavam30/03/201709/04/2017
 Kodiyettu31/03/2017
April 2017Panguni Uthiram (Ayyappan Nakshatra Birth Date) & Arattu09/04/2017
 Meda Vishu Festival10/04/201718/04/2017
 Vishu14/04/2017 
May 2017Monthly Pooja – Edavam14/05/201719/05/2017
June 2017Idol Installation Pooja03/06/201704/06/2017
 Monthly Pooja – Midhunam14/06/201719/06/2017
July 2017Monthly Pooja – Karkkidakam16/07/201721/07/2017
August 2017Monthly Pooja – Chingam16/08/201721/08/2017
September 2017Onam Pooja02/09/201706/09/2017
 Onam Day04/09/2017 
 Monthly Pooja – Kanni16/09/201721/09/2017
October 2017Monthly Pooja – Thulam16/10/201721/10/2017
 Sree Chithra Atta Thirunal18/10/201719/10/2017
November 2017Mandala Pooja Maholsavam15/11/201726/12/2017
December 2017Madala Pooja26/12/2017 
 Thirunada Re-opens for Makaravilakku30/12/2017
January 2018Makaravilakku Day14/01/2018


Please Note: Sabarimala temple usually opens at 04.00am and closes at 11.00pm. 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