Sabarimala Temple - Opening & Closing Dates of Temple

Sabarimala is a Hindu pilgrimage centre located at the Periyar Tiger Reserve in the Western Ghat mountain ranges of Pathanamthitta District, Perunad grama panchayat in Kerala. 

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Temple opens for darshan only during certain specific periods in a year. Below are the dates on which the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple will remain open during 2022, 2023, 2024

PoojaOpening dateClosing dateMonth
Mandala Pooja27/12/2022 5pmDecember 2022
Thirunada Re-opens for Makaravilakku30/12/2022 5pm20/01/2023 10pm
Makaravilakku Day14/01/2023January 2023
Monthly Pooja – Kumbham12/02/2023 5:00 PM17/02/2023 10pmFebruary 2023
Monthly Pooja – Meenam14/03/2023 5pm19/03/2023 10pmMarch 2023
Sabarimala Utsavam26/03/2023 5pm05/04/2023 10:00 PM
Pankuni Uthram & Arattu05/04/2023April 2023
Meda Vishu Festival11/04/2023 5:00 PM19/04/2023 10pm
Monthly Pooja – Edavam14/05/2023 5pm19/05/2023 10pmMay 2023
Idol Installation Pooja29/05/2023 5pm30/05/2023 10pm
Monthly Pooja – Midhunam15/06/2023 5pm20/06/2023 10pmJune 2023
Monthly Pooja – Karkkidakam16/07/2023 5pm21/07/2023 10pmJuly 2023
Monthly Pooja – Chingam16/08/2023 5pm21/08/2023 10pmAugust 2023
Onam Pooja27/08/2023 5pm31/08/2023 10pm
Onam Day29/08/2023
Monthly Pooja – Kanni17/09/2023 5pm22/09/2023 10pmSeptember 2023
Monthly Pooja – Thulam17/10/2023 5pm22/10/2023 10pmOctober 2023
Sree Chithra Atta Thirunal10/11/2023 5:00 PM11/11/2023 10:00 PMNovember 2023
Mandala Pooja Maholsavam16/11/2023 5pm27/12/2023 10pm
Madala Pooja27/12/2023December 2023
Thirunadai Thirappu - Makaravilakku Mahotsavam30/12/2023
Makaravilakku Day14/01/2024January 2024

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.