Ayyappan

Sri Ramakrishna Iyer Ayyappa Baktha Sabai





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

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.


MonthPoojaOpening dateClosing date
January 2016Makaravilakku Day15/01/2016
February 2016Monthly Pooja – Kumbham13/02/201618/02/2016
March 2016Monthly Pooja – Meenam13/03/201618/03/2016
 Sabarimala Utsavam13/03/201623/03/2016
 Kodiyettu14/03/2016
 Painkuni Uthram (Ayyappan Nakshatra Birth Date) & Arattu23/03/2016
April 2016Meda Vishu Festival10/04/201618/04/2016
 Vishu14/04/2016 
May 2016Monthly Pooja – Edavam14/05/201619/05/2016
June 2016Idol Installation Pooja13/06/201614/06/2016
 Idol Installation Day14/06/2016 
 Monthly Pooja – Midhunam14/06/201619/06/2016
July 2016Monthly Pooja – Karkkidakam15/07/201620/07/2016
August 2016Monthly Pooja – Chingam16/08/201621/08/2016
September 2016Onam Pooja12/09/201616/09/2016
 Onam Day14/09/2016 
 Monthly Pooja – Kanni16/09/201621/09/2016
October 2016Monthly Pooja – Thulam16/10/201621/10/2016
 Sree Chithra Atta Thirunal29/10/201630/10/2016
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


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