Sabarimala Mandala Pooja is a 41-day mandala deeksha which begins on first day of Vrischikam masam and ends on eleventh day of Dhanu masam in Malayalam calendar of Kerala.
In 2018-2019, Mandala Pooja dates are – Sabarimala Ayyappa Mandala pooja begins on 17 November and ends on 27 December 2018.
In 2018, Mandala season Puja starts on 1st day of Vrischika masam and ends on 12th day of Dhanu masam.
For Mandala Puja 2018 Sabarimala Ayyappa temple opens at 5 pm on 17 November and closes at 10 pm on 27 December.
Temple reopens on 30 December 2018 for Makara Vilakku festival. Makaravilakku 2019 date is 14 January.