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Masa Pooja in Sabarimala

Pooja details of 2010 The Lord Ayyappa Temple at Sabarimala was opened on Saturday for the five-day monthly rituals in the Malayalam month of ‘Meenam,’ which begins on Sunday. The monthly puja will be held from March 15 to 19. Tantri Kandararu Rajeevaru, assisted by Melsanthi N. Vishnu Namboodiri, performed the Sahasrakalasapuja at the northern […]

Onam Festival in Sabarimala

The world famous Sabarimala Temple dedicated to Lord Ayyappa in Kerala will open in the evening on August 31, 2009 for special Onam 2009 pujas and rituals. The shrine will remain open for four days during the Onam period and thousands of Ayyappa devotees visit the shrine during the brief period to celebrate their Onam […]

Prathishta Dinam in Sabarimala

The present Panchaloha idol was installed by thantri Kandaru Sankararu in 1951 (4th Edavam 1126, at 7.45 A.M) of Thazhaman Illam. It was on an Atham (Hastha day). This day comes usually in the first week of June. The temple opens for one day and closes after udayasthamana pooja, padi pooja etc. The Ayyappa idol […]

Painkuni Uthram Festival in Sabarimala

The day of Ayyappa’s birth is also known as Makara Vilakku day, the first day of Makaram, Utharayanam or Krishna Paksha under the star Uthram. Those who are born on this auspicious day are believed to be divya purushas of 64 kalas, blessed with great potential and promise. Lord Ayyappa believed to be born on […]

Annual Festival in Sabarimala

The myth associated with Sabarimala festival: a ten day temple festival starts from  Atham day of Vrischikam with the “Kodiyettam” and culminates with Arattu (Holy bath of Lord Ayyappa at the sacred river Pampa ). It is renowned as ‘Thiruvustsava’. This occation becomes a stimulant to millions of devotees of Lord Ayyappa. Dhwajapooja is done […]

Vishu Festival in Sabarimala

Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple in Kerala attracts thousands of devotees during the Vishu Puja held annually in April. Sabarimala Temple will open for Vishu pooja on April. Meda Vishu Darshanam will take place at 0530 hrs on April 14. The temple will close on April 18.The Sabarimala Temple which remains closed for the major part of […]

Makaravilakku Mahotsavam in Sabarimala

Makaravilaku – Makara Jyothi is an important festival at the famous Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple in Kerala. Legend has it that after defeating demon Mahishasura, Lord Ayyappa merged with the Dharma Shastha idol on the Makarajyothi day. It is also the most important and the last festival in the two-month Mandala Pooja – Makaravilakku Kalam at […]

Mandala Pooja in Sabarimala

Mandala Pooja celebrations continues for a period of 41 days beginning from first day of the Malayalam month of Vrishchikam (November-December) and culminating on eleventh day of Dhanu (December-January). During this period devotees make a pilgrimage to the famous shrine of Lord Ayyappa at Sabarimala. Mandala Pooja signifies 41 days of austerities. Main Mandala pooja […]