Sabarimala Temple Edavam Masam Pujas in May 2019

Sabarimala Temple Edavam Masam Pujas in May 2019 will begin on May 14. Lord Ayyappa Temple of Sabarimala will be opened on May 14 for the five-day monthly poojas for the Malayalam month of ‘Idavam’. Melsanthi will open the Sreekovil of the temple at 5.30 pm in the presence of Thantri. As an ongoing temple practice, […]

Significance of Pathinettam Padi in Sabrimala Ayyappa Temple

The eighteen sacred steps leading to the Ayyappa temple in Sabrimala is called Pathinettam padi. There is a lot of significance attached to these eighteen steps and different texts have different opinions on this matter. We try to present some of the widely accepted beliefs about the significance of the sacred eighteen steps. The number […]

Udayasthamana Pooja at Sabarimala Temple

Udayasthamana Pooja is of the special poojas held at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple. And it is also considered as the busiest poojas at the temple, after Padi Pooja. Udayasthamaya literally means from sunrise to sunset. Hence it implies worship from sunrise to sunset. Udayasthamana pooja is conducted from dawn to dusk (from Nirmalyam to Athazha pooja). […]

Sabarimala Temple Daily Poojas Timings

Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple is one the most popular Temples in India. Daily Poojas at this temple are very unique in nature and are confined only to this temple. There is a big list of Special Pujas and Daily Pooojas. This articles gives a glimpse of Daily Poojas at Sabarimala Temple during Pilgrim season.. Morning – […]

Sahasra Kalasam Pooja at Sabarimala Temple

Sahasra Kalasam is one of the famous Special Poojas observed at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple. Sahasra Kalasam is an offering to Hariharaputhra (Sri Dharmashastha) as per the Thantric Veda and Agama Shastras with a view to sleek blessings for the happiness of the mankind. It is the noble effort to invoke all the holy spirits utilizing […]

Ulsavabali at Sabarimala Temple

The rituals of Ulsava Bali begins with the sounding of Paani. Ulsava Bali is dedicated to the Bhoothaganams (associates of the presiding deity) and Paani is meant to invite the Bhoothaganams. Then begins the sprinkling of cooked raw rice (Ulsava Bali Thooval) to cover the balikallu of the Bhoothaganams around the Naalambalam and Balikkalpura by […]

Ashtabhishekam at Sabarimala Temple

Ashtabhishekam is one of the important offering, this pooja and ritual is performed by thousands of Ayyappa devotees. Lord Ayyappa is also known as Abhisheka Priyan. The eight items used for Ashtabhishekam are:1. Vibhuti 2. Milk 3. Honey 4. Panchamrutam 5. Tender coconut water 6. Sandalwood or Chandan 7. Rosewater or Panneer 8. Water Ashtabhishekam […]

Pushpabhishekam at Sabarimala Temple

Pushpabhishekam is one of the special poojas held at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple, Kerala. Puspabhishekam is the showering of flowers on Lord Ayyappa at Sabarimala. The flowers and leaves that are used in Pushpabhishekam ritual are Tamara (lotus), Jamanthi, Arali, Tulsi (Basel), Mulla (Jasmine) and Kuvalam (bilva leaves). A devotee who wishes to perform Pushpabhishekam at […]

Laksharchana at Sabarimala Temple

Laksharchana is one of the special poojas held at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple. ARCHANA means “chanting and glorifying the Divine name”. LAK means 100,000. Therefore, LAKSHARCHANA is the name and practice of repeating in a group, the name of the Lord in the form of a Mantra. Later, the Thantri, assisted by Melsanthi and some other […]

Sabarimala Temple Pratishta Day (Ayyappa Idol Installation)

The anniversary of idol installation at the Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala was celebrated on Sunday, 4 June 2017. A large number of devotees from different parts of South India thronged Sabarimala to attend various special rituals held as part of the celebrations. The rituals will begin in the early morning hours of Sunday with Tantri (chief […]

Niraputhari 2015 at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple

Niraputhari is a grand temple festival celebrated in Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple. In 2015, Niraputhari festival date is July 22 (1190 Karkkidakom 06). Thousands of devotees from Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala will have darshan of Lord Ayyappa on this festive day. Sreekovil of Sabarimala will be opened at 5.00 PM on July 21 and […]

10-day Vishu Festival at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple

10-day Vishu Festival at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple will begin on 10 April 2015. The temple will be opened on 10th for 10-day Vishu festival. Melsanthi Krishnadas Nampoothiri will open the Sreekovil of the temple at 5.30 pm in the presence of Thantri Kandararu Rajeevaru. As an ongoing temple practice, no ritual will be held at […]

Sabarimala Temple opens for Makaravilakku season

Sabarimala Temple opens for Makaravilakku season on 30 December 2014. Makaravilakku Makarajyoti date is January 15, 2015. The hill abode of Lord Ayyappa here will be opened on Tuesday for the 20-day Makaravilaku season, the concluding phase of the annual pilgrimage season. Melsanthi Krishnadas Nampoothiri will open the Sreekovil of the temple at 5.30 pm […]

Sabarimala Mandala Pooja, 26 December 2016

26 December 2016 is Mandala Pooja at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple (Sannidhanam) for Sabarimala Yatra season 2016-2017. It marks the conclusion of the 41-day Mandalam season of the annual pilgrimage (Sabarimala Ayyappa Deeksha). Mandala Pooja will be held at 1 PM after adoring the Thanka Anki (gold ornaments) on the idol of Ayyappa. Kalabhabhishekam, a special […]

Thanka Anki Procession began at Aranmula Sree Parthasarathi Temple

Thanka Anki Procession began at Aranmula Sree Parthasarathi Temple on December 23, 2014 for Mandala Pooja on 27 December 2014 at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple. The procession carrying the Thanka Anki, the attire in gold to be adorned on the idol of Lord Ayyappa during the Mandala Pooja on December 27, began its journey from Aranmula […]

Lord Ayyappa film in 8 languages

Lord Ayyappa Sabarimala

Lord Ayyappa film in 8 languages – A multilingual film on Lord Ayyappa, the presiding deity at the Sabarimala Ayyappa Swamy Temple in Kerala, will soon hit theaters. The film revolves around the legendary story of the incarnation of Lord Ayyappa and related incidents, which comprise a significant episode in Hindu religious history. Helmed by […]

Declare Sabarimala as National Piligrim Center, TDB asks govt

Declare Sabarimala as National Piligrim Center, TDB asks govt… Travancore Devaswom Board president M P Govindan Nair has said that TDB is all for the declaration of Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa temple as a national pilgrim centre. He told mediapersons here on Monday that the TDB has submitted a detailed memorandum to the Prime Minister seeking […]

Why are women not allowed in Sabrimala Ayyappa Temple?

Sabarimala Ayyappa Swamy

Sabrimala Ayyappa Temple is known to be an all male gathering for it restricts the entry of women between the age of 10 and 50. Not many women above the age of 50 can undertake the rigorous climb of the Sabrimala and hence you will not find many women at the Sabrimala Ayyapa Temple. Lord Ayyappa is […]

Sabarimala Pooja Timings, 17 November 2014

Sabarimala Pooja Timings on 17 November 2014 are given here. For 2014-2015 Ayyappa Deeksha season, Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple is opened on 16th November 2014.. Sabarimala Pooja timings – Morning 05.00 Nada Opening 05.05 Nirmalyam 05.15 Neyyabhishekam 05.20 Ganapathi Homam 07.30 Usha Pooja 12.30 Kalabhabhishekam, Uchapooja 01.30 Nada Closing Sabarimala Pooja timings – Evening 05.00 Nada Opening 06.30 […]