Meena Sankranti or Meena Sankramanam marks the first day of Meena Masam in Malayalam calendar. In Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple, Meena masam puja is observed for six days. In 2018, Meena Masam puja dates are from March 14 to March 19.
Every month, monthly pujas are performed to Lord Sabarimala Ayyappa. In 2018, Chandramana Ugadi falls during Meena Masam Puja hence it marks great significance and spiritual importance for Sabarimala Ayyappa puja.
Special pujas like archanas, abhishegam, and stotra parayana are performed during Meena masa pooja. Tens of thousands of devotees participate in Ayyappa puja in Sabarimala Temple. Ayyappa Jayanthi is observed in Meena masam in Malayalam calendar.
Meda masam 2018 Ayyappa puja dates – 10 to 18 April, 2018.