Makaravilakku 2016, Sabarimala Makara Vilakku Festival in 2016, when is Makaravilakku in 2016?
Makaravilakku Festival (Makara Vilakku) is celebrated on Makara Jyoti Darshanam day near Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple in January every year. In 2016, Makaravilakku date is January 15.
It is a week-long festival usually falls during Makar Sankramana. Prior to this celebration, Makara Jyoti is appeared in Sabarimala forest area.
The arrival of Malikapurathuama on an elephant marks the beginning of Makaravilakku festival. The procession goes on to Patinettampadi, the 18 divine steps of Sabarimala Ayyappa Sannidhanam. After visiting Lord Ayyappa, she goes back to her abode.
Kuruthi Puja is another popular ritual observed during Makaravilakku festival.
In 2015, Makaravilakku date was January 14.
In 2014, Makaravilakku date was January 14.
In 2013, Makaravilakku date was January 14. In 2012, Makaravilakku was on January 15.