Laksharchana at Sabarimala in Midhunam Month

Ayyappa Swamy

Laksharchana is held at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple on 2nd day of Midhunam Month every year. In 2014, Laksharchana date was 16 June, Monday. Brahmakalasa pooja, marking the beginning of Laksharchana, is conducted under the leadership of the thantri at the mandapam of the temple at 6 am, followed by the recital of mantras by a […]

Arattu held at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple for Annual Festival

The ‘arattu’ ceremony, one of prime concluding rituals of the annual festival at the Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa Temple was held amid religious fervour and gaiety, at the ‘arattukadavu’ on the Pampa near the Lord Ganapathi temple here on Sunday. Witnessed by thousands of devotees, Thantri Kandararu Maheswararu led the ceremony which began at 12.30 pm, […]

Pilgrim amenity centre at Vadasserikkara, Sabarimala

Pilgrim amenity centre at Vadasserikkara was inaugurated for Sabarimala pilgrims.. The Government as well as various devotees’ organisations were bound to ensure basic infrastructure facilities to the pilgrims coming to Sabarimala from different parts of the country, Raju Abraham, MLA, has said. Mr. Abraham was inaugurating the work on a retiring centre for Sabarimala pilgrims […]

Spirituality centre at Nilackal, near Pampa (Sabarimala)

Spirituality centre at Nilackal, near Pampa (Sabarimala) – The Travancore Devaswom Board is exploring the possibility of setting up an International Centre for Spirituality and Hinduism at Nilackal, near Pampa, at the foothills of Sabarimala. Talking to The Hindu here on Tuesday, Subhash Vasu, TDB member, and P. Venugopal, Devaswom Commissioner, said the proposed spirituality centre was aimed […]

Guruti Pooja ends Sabarimala Mandalam 2014

Sabarimala’s two-month long annual Mandalam Makaravilakku pilgrimage has concluded with Guruti Pooja performed at the Malikappuram Devi Temple on 19 January 2014. There was huge crowd of devotees who had visited the Sabarimala Temple even on Sunday too. Vilakkinezhunellippu, the five-day ceremonial procession from Malikappuram Devi Temple in the last lap of the Makaravilakku festival, […]

Official Website for Sabarimala Online Darshan Booking, Virtual Queue bookings

Now, you can book Sabarimala temple darshan in advance without any hassle. Sabarimala Devaswom Board launched their official website for online darshan booking with the name of Virtual Queue System. Kerala Police and government joined hands with the temple board for easy access of devotees towards Sannidhanam during festival season between Mandala Puja and Makaravilakku. […]

Ayyappa Seva Samajam Pilgrim Centres in South India

The Sabarimala Ayyappa Seva  Samajam has decided to open an additional number of 45 pilgrim assistance centres across the South Indian states during the 2013-2014 pilgrimage season. With this, the total number of the pilgrim assistance centres would touch 100, said Samajam national general secretary Kummanam Rajasekharan.  Of the 45 centres, 25 will be within […]

Makara Sankramapuja at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple

Makara Sankramapuja at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple will be held at 00.59 am on January 15, 2012. It will be held in the midnight on Saturday. Makara Sankramana is on Sunday, 15 January. It is believed that Lord Ayyappa’s idol was installed during the auspicious muhurtham of Makara Sankramam. Neyyabhishekam (abhishekam to Lord Ayyapa with ghee) […]

Thanka Anki at Sabarimala Temple, Lord Ayyapa Golden Attire Procession

‘Thanka Anki’, a four-day procession of Sabarimala Ayyappa idol decorated in golden attire, is going to start today, December 23 in 2011, from Aranmula. It is one of the famous rituals held at Sabarimala temple during the Mandala Puja. The gold ornaments were offered to the Lord by the Travancore royal house when the shrine […]

Sabarimala Padi Pooja booked till 2025, Udayasthamana Pooja till 2017

Sabarimala Padi Pooja is booked till 2025 and the devotees who want to perform it will have to wait till 2025. Padi Pooja is one of the important rituals at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple. Even though, raising the amount for the Padi Pooja from 30,000 to 40,000 recently, the response for the ritual is amazing. It […]

Makaravilakku at Sabarimala: Makara Vilakku & Kuruthi Puja

Makaravilakku or Makara Vilakku festival is observed on the Makara Jyoti Darshanam day near Sarabarimala Ayyappa Temple. It is a week-long festival usually starts on January 14 every year and culminates on January 20. Makara Vilakku 2016 date is 15 January 2016. This festival begins after the Makara Jyothi darsanam when Malikapurathuama comes on an […]

Sabarimala Temple Online Registration for Darshanam during Ayyappa Deeksha Season

Kerala High Court has approved the online registration system during Ayyappa Deeksha season (mandala puja to Makaravilakku makarajyoti) in Sabarimala Temple. In 2011, Mandala Puja season will begin on November 17. Kerala high court has taken the decision of Virtual Queue System in the broad interest of the devotees who come and visit the temple […]

Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple Festival in March 2011

The 10-day annual festival will be held at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple in March 2011 during Ayyappa Jayanti (Panguni Uthram). The festival begins on 10 March and ends on 19 March 2011. The temple was opened on 9 March for the preparations of the festival and performed the purification ritual, Prasadasudhi Kriya. The main rituals start […]