Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple to remain closed during Lunar Eclipse on December 10, 2011. Travancore Devaswom Board has decided to close the Ayyappa temple between 6.15 pm and 10.15 pm on December 10 during Chandra Grahanam. On this day, the temple will be opened in the morning at 3 am and closed in the afternoon. For Deeparadhana, the temple would be opened at 3 pm and remain closed during Lunar Eclipse in the evening.
Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple would open again at 10.15 pm and after rendering ‘Hari Varasanam’ song, it would close at 11.45 pm.