Sabarimala Temple Opening Dates 2022

Sabarimala Temple Opening Dates 2022


Sabarimala Temple Opening Calendar Dates 2023 To 2024

MonthSreekovil Opens for PoojaOpening DateClosing Date
December 2022Makaravilakku30/12/202220/01/2023
January 2023Makaravilakku Day14/01/2023
January 2023Guruthi Puja19/01/2023
February 2023Monthly Pooja – Kumbham12/02/202317/02/2023
March 2023Monthly Pooja – Meenam14/03/202319/03/2023
Sabarimala Festival26/03/202305/04/2023
Kodiyettu (Dhwajarohan)Meda Vishu Festival11/04/2023 5pm19/04/2023 10pm
April 2023Pankuni Uthram & Arattu05/04/2023
Monthly Pooja -Medam11/04/202319/04/202330/05/2023 10pm
Vishu15/04/202320/06/2023 10pm
May 2023Monthly Pooja – Edavam14/05/202319/05/2023
Deity Installation DayMonthly Pooja – Chingam16/08/2023 5pm21/08/2023 10pm
(Prathishta Dinam)29/05/202330/05/202331/08/2023 10pm
June 2023Monthly Pooja – Mithunam15/06/202320/06/2023
July 2023Monthly Pooja – Karkkidakam16/07/202321/07/2023
August 2023Monthly Pooja – Chingam16/08/202321/08/2023
Onam27/08/202331/08/202311/11/2023 10pm
September 2023Monthly Pooja – Kanni17/09/202322/09/2023
October 2023Monthly Pooja – Thulam17/10/202322/10/2023
November 2023Sree Chithra Atta Thirunal10/11/202311/11/2023
Mandala Pooja Maholsavam16/11/202327/12/2023
December 2023Mandala Pooja27/12/202327/12/2023, 10 PM
Makaravilakku30/12/2023, 5 PM
January 2024Makaravilakku14/1/202420/1/2024, 6 AM

However the Sabarimala Temple Opening Dates 2022. On the 12th of February, lord Ayappa’s temple at Sabarimala was opened for people’s darshan. It will remain open for a 5-day-long pooja that happens in the Malayalam month of Kumbham. Read the above table calender and Get more details about Sabarimala shree ayyappan swami dharisanam details.

Please note that Sabarimala Temple is open from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The times may be adjusted during peak seasons such as Mandala and Makara Vilakku Mahotsavams to accommodate the vast number of devotees.

What is Ayyappa Swamy’s name?

Ayyappa Swamy 
Hariharasudhan – meaning “son of Harihara” or a fusion deity of Hari and Hara, the names ascribed to Vishnu and Shiva, respectively – is another name for Ayyappan. He’s also known as Manikanta, which comes from the Sanskrit words mani, which means valuable stone, and Kanta, which means neck.

PoojaTime (IST)
Opening of sanctum sanctorum,
3:00 AM

Ganapati Homam3:30 AM
NeyyabhishekamFrom 3:30 to 7:00 AM
Usha PoojaFrom 7:30 AM
Using Ghee deposited in ‘Ney thoni’
11:10 AM
Ashtabhishekham (15 nos)From 11:00 to 11:30 AM
Ucha Pooja12:30 PM
Closing of sanctum sanctorum1:00 PM
Opening of sanctum sanctorum3:00 PM
Deeparadhana6:30 PM
PushpabhishekamFrom 7:00 to 9:30 PM
Athazha PoojaFrom 9:30 PM
Closing of sanctum sanctorum
11:00 PM

Special Poojas


The most important offering to Lord Ayyappa is the Neyyabhishekam. This practice is performed with the help of a ghee-filled coconut. The ceremony begins at 4 a.m. and lasts until the Ucha Pooja (1 PM). After receiving Lord Ayyappa’s darshan and upa-prathistas, Ayyappa pilgrims would make a viri (a sheet laid on the ground) with the help of guru Swamy (the senior most pilgrim). They gather all of the ghee-filled coconuts and place them on the viri.

The team leader, generally a guru Swamy, will break all ghee-filled coconuts and gather the ghee in a vessel to gift at the SreeKovil after taking bath at Bhasmakkulam (pond behind the sannidhanam) (sanctum sanctorum).

Following the Neyyabhishekam, the priest will return a portion of the ghee to the devotee. The ghee from the sree kovil is returned to the gods as divine prasadam. Devotees who do not bring a ghee-filled coconut can get adiyashistam neyyu from the Devaswom board.

The ghee represents the human soul, and the soul joins with the Supreme Being through the abhisheka of the ghee on Lord Ayyappa. Ghee is the jeevatma, and Lord Ayyappa is the Paramatma.

Once the ghee has been extracted from the coconut, the coconut represents jadam, or death. The coconut is then offered in the massive aazhi or fireplace in front of the temple for this purpose.

Pooja Padi:

Padi Pooja is the pooja of the 18 holy steps, or ‘pathinettampadi,’ which is performed on special days after the idol is florally bathed, or ‘pushpabhiskeham.’ The pooja is performed in the evenings by the tantri in the presence of the melsanthi (priest). The hour-long ceremony culminates in the tantri conducting ‘aarathi’ by decorating the Holy Steps with flowers and silk cloths after lighting traditional lamps on each step.

Pooja Udayasthamana:

‘Udayasthamaya’ is a Sanskrit word that means “from sunrise to sunset.” As a result, it suggests adoration from dawn to dusk. From sunrise till dusk, the Udayasthamana puja is performed (from Nirmalyam to Athazha pooja). Special poojas with Archanas and Abhishekams are performed in addition to the nithya pooja to receive the blessings of the Bhagavan (presiding deity), which allows the devotees’ wishes to be fulfilled. 15 of the total 18 poojas are performed before noon, with 45 kalasabhishekams.

Kalasams is a type of curry.


According to the Thantric Veda and Agama Shastras, Sahasra Kalasam is a gift to Hariharaputhra (Sri Dharmashastha) in order to obtain smooth blessings for mankind’s pleasure. It is a noble effort to invite all the holy spirits into the holy kalasam (sacred pot) of gold, silver, copper, and other valuable metals by invoking them with incense, precious and semiprecious stones, the seven oceans, and sacred rivers.


The sound of Paani signals the start of Ulsava Bali’s rites. Paani is supposed to summon the Bhoothaganams to Ulsava Bali, which is dedicated to the Bhoothaganams (associates of the presiding god). The temple tantri then sprinkles cooked raw rice (Ulsava Bali Thooval) around the Naalambalam and Balikkalpura to cover the balikallu of the Bhoothaganams. After the cooked rice has been sprinkled over the Saptha Maathrukkal, the Thidambu of the presiding deity is removed from the sanctum sanctorum to allow worshippers to offer prayers. Ulsava Bali is a portion of the Lord Ayyappa Temple’s annual festival.


The showering of flowers on Lord Ayyappa in Sabarimala is known as Puspabhishekam. Tamara (lotus), Jamanthi (chrysanthemum), Arali, Tulsi (basel), Mulla (jasmine), and Kuvalam are the flowers and leaves used in the Pushpabhishekam ritual (bilva leaves). If a devotee intends to do Pushpabhishekam at Sabarimala, he or she must make a reservation in advance. The Pushpabhishekam costs Rs.10,000/- to conduct.


At Sabarimala, one of the most important offerings to Lord Ayyappa is the Ashtabhishekam.
At Sabarimala, the eight items needed for Ashtabhishekam are:

Tender coconut water Vibhuti Milk Honey Panchamrutam
Sandalwood, Chandanam Rosewater, or Panineer Water are all good options (Please note that Ashtabhishekam offered in Hindu Religion varies from temple to temple)

Kalabhabhishekam (Kalabhabhisheka):

Kalabhabhishekam is a very important special pooja that is frequently conduct to boost the deity’s chaithanya. The tantri performs the Kalabhakalasa pooja at the Nalambalam in the presence of melsanthi as part of kalabhabhishekam.
The tantri performs Kalabhakalasabhishekam, which marks the end of the ceremony by pouring sandalwood paste on Lord Ayyappa’s idol, after the procession bringing the golden urn with sandal paste for the Kalabhabhishekam around the sree kovil.


ARCHANA is a Sanskrit word that signifies “chanting and adoring the Divine Name.” LAK stands for 100,000. As a result, LAKSHARCHANA is the name and practises of repeating the Lord’s name in the form of a Mantra in a group.

Later, the tantri performs Laksharchana in the Sannidhanam with the help of Melsanthi and other priests. Prior to the ‘uchapuja,’ the laksharchana’s ‘Brahmakalasam’ is taken in procession to the sanctum sanctorum for ‘abhishekam.’