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Sabarimala Temple - Opening & Closing Dates of Temple (2016-2017)

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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. 

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 2016 - 2017

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Month Pooja Opening date Closing date
Dec-15 Mandala Pooja 27-12-2015
Makara Vilakku Mahotsavam 30-12-2015 20-01-2016
Jan-16 Makara Vilakku 15-01-2016
February Monthly Pooja (Kumbham) 13-02-2016 18-02-2016
March Monthly Pooja (Meenam) 13-03-2016 18-03-2016
Utsavam 13-03-2016 23-03-2016
Kodiyettam 14-03-2016
Utsavam Aarattu - Painkuni Uthram 23-03-2016
April Vishu Mahotsavam (Medam) 18-04-2016 18-04-2016
Vishu Darsanam 14-04-2016
May Monthly Pooja (Edavam) 14-05-2016 19-05-2016
June Prathistha Dinam / Idol Installation Day 13-06-2016 14-06-2016
Monthly Pooja (Midhunam) 14-06-2016 19-06-2016
July Monthly Pooja (Karkitakam) 15-07-2016 20-07-2016
August Monthly Pooja (Chingam) 16-08-2016 21-08-2016
September Onam (14-09-2016) 12-09-2016 16-09-2016
Monthly Pooja (Kanni) 16-09-2016 21-09-2016
October Monthly Pooja (Thulam) 16-10-2016 21-10-2016
Sree Chithira Thirunal Aatta Vishesham 29-10-2016 30-10-2016
November Mandala Pooja Mahotsavam 15-11-2016 26-12-2016
December Mandala Pooja 26-12-2016
Makara Vilakku Mahotsavam 30-12-2016 20-01-2017
Jan-17 Makara Vilakku 14-01-2017

Special 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.

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