Ayyappa Temple: Go through All the Facts

Ayyappa Temple Kerala is quite a famous shrine of Kerala. It is located in Sabarimala village, in eastern Kerala. So, the temple is also well-known as Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple. Here are all the facts you need to know about Ayyapa Temple:

Sabarimala Temple History

Sabarimala Temple history is related to Lord Ayyappa. Lord Ayyappa was the son of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. As per the legend, at the Sabari Hills base, the deity was placed by Lord Parasurama. In the holy book ‘The Ramayana’, this fact has been inscribed. Vaishnavism and Shaivism, the two Hinduism branches came together to take the form, Lord Ayyapa. Lord Ayappa is quite famous as Dharma Shasta and Lord Buddha, although there is no verified data about it.

Sabarimala name was actually derived from ‘Shabari’, the one who did self-mortification rigorously to meet Lord Rama.

Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple at Various Locations

Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple is present at various locations in India. The main Shrine is Ayyappa Temple Kerala, however, others are, Ayyappa Temple Bangalore, Ayyappa Temple Faridabad, Ayyappa Temple Pune etc. So, one can take advantage of pious glimpses of deity, Lord Ayyappa in any areas mentioned above and get a permanent relief from daily stress.

No discrimination for Entrance

Unlike other Kerala temples, there are no discriminations at all on the terms of religions. However, the women from 10 years to 50 years of ages were prohibited to enter the temple premises. Well, the honorable Supreme Court has passed the verdict in favor of women entry to the shrine, of all age groups. Now all are allowed to get blessed by entering and getting pious glimpses of deity.

Sabarimala Temple Opening Time

Morning: 3:00AM – 1:00PM

Evening: 3:00PM – 11:00PM

These are Sabarimala Temple opening times for each day.

Neyyabhishekam Timings are:

3:30AM – 7:00AM

8:30AM – 11:00AM

Sabarimala Temple Opening Dates 2018-19 with timings:

This temple doesn’t remain open for all the days of the month. Here’re the details of its opening dates of each month:

MONTHS POOJA DETAILS OPENING DATE CLOSING DATE
January Makara Vilakku Day 14-01-2018
February Kumbham (Monthly Pooja) 12-02-2018

5:00PM

17-02-2018

10:00PM

March Meenam (Monthly Pooja) 14-03-2018

5:00PM

19-03-2018

10:00PM

Utsavam 20-03-2018

5:00PM

30-03-2018

10:00PM

Kodiyettam 21-03-2018
Utsavam Aarattu-Panguni Uthram 30-02018
April Vishu Mahotsavam-Meda 10-04-2018

5:00PM

18-04-2018

10:00PM

Vishu Darshan 15-04-2018
May Edavam (Monthly Pooja) 14-05-2018

5:00PM

19-05-2018

10:00PM

Pratishtha Dinam (Idol Installation Day) 24-05-2018

5:00PM

25-05-2018

10:00PM

June Midhunam (Monthly Pooja) 14-06-2018

5:00PM

19-06-2018

10:00PM

July Karkkidakam (Monthly Pooja) 16-07-2018

5:00PM

21-07-2018

10:00PM

August Chingam (Monthly Pooja) 16-08-2018

5:00PM

21-08-2018

10:00PM

Onam Pooja 23-08-2018

5:00PM

27-08-2018

10:00PM

Onam Day 25-08-2018
September Kanni (Monthly Pooja) 16-09-2018

5:00PM

21-09-2018

10:00PM

October Thulam (Monthly Pooja) 17-10-2018

5:00PM

22-10-2018

10:00PM

November Sree Chitra Atta Thirunal 5-11-2018

5:00PM

6-11-2018

10:00PM

Mandala Pooja Mahotsavam 16-11-2018

5:00PM

27-12-2018

10:00PM

December Mandala Pooja 27-12-2018
Thirunada reopens (For Makara Vilakku Mahotsavam) 30-12-2018

5:00PM

20-01-2019
January 2019 Makara Vilakku Day 14-01-2019

 

How to Reach Sabarimala Ayyapa Temple

You can reach there by any mode of transportation air, train and road, you are comfortable in. at Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram airports are located having the distance of 106 km and 115 km from Sabarimala. If you want to reach via railways, then, railway stations are located at Chengannur and Kottayam. Buses ply from all the major cities to Sabarimala. By any transportation mode, you can reach Pampi which is the last destination. After that, you need to pass the distance on foot, which is about 5kms.

We all need a place to stop the negativity and unending flaws. It’s time to act and visit a place having powers to keep the negativity under control, just as Ayyappa Temple.

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