Sabarimala temple opens

Sabarimala Melsanthi, accompanied by Sabarimala Tantri, opens the sanctum sanctorum of Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala.

The rituals in connection with the anniversary of idol installation. The priests prepared the Brahmakalasom and Sahasrakalasom (holy waters) in 1,000 small copper urns for the Sahasrakalasabhishekom to be performed prior to the Utchapuja. The ritual will begin with the Tantri performing Ashtadravya Ganapatihomom. A Kalabhabhishekom will also be performed at the Ayyappa shrine prior to the Utchapuja.

The Brahmakalasom will be taken out in a customary procession, with the accompaniments of the sacred ‘marappani’ and other traditional temple percussion, to the sanctum sanctorum for the Abhishekom. The sandal paste (‘kalabhom’) offered to the deity will be distributed as ‘prasadom’ among the devotees.

Padipuja, Ashtabhishekom, Udayasthamanapuja, and Pushpabhishekom will be the other important rituals on the day. The temple will be closed after Athazhapuja.

The temple will reopen on June for the five-day monthly rituals in the Malayalam month of Midhunom that begins the next day.

Pooja And Vazhipadu in Sabarimala

Important Poojas & Vazipadus at Sabarimala

  • Padipooja
  • Ganapathy homam
  • Nithya Pooja
  • Ulsava bali
  • Laksharchana
  • Ashtothara Archana
  • Neyyabhishekam (each Mudra)
  • Aravana 250 gms
  • Appom (1 packet  7 Nos)
  • Swayamvara Archana (malikappuram)
  • Valsan nivedyam (malikappuram)
  • Aval nivedyam
  • Ayyappa chkram
  • Ucha pooja
  • Navagraha nilavilakku
  • Kettunira (at pampa)
  • Malar nivedyam (100ml)
  • Bhagavathy seva
  • Vadamala (pampa)
  • Namakaranam
  • Poojicha mani
  • Udayada charthu
  • Udayastamaya Pooja
  • Usha Pooja
  • Pushpabhishekom
  • Muzukkappu
  • Sahasra Namarchana
  • Thulabharam
  • Parayideel (paddy)
  • Vibhoothi prasadam
  • Adiyasishtam Ghee  100ml
  • Navagraha pooja
  • Modakam (pampa ganapathy temple)
  • Swarnabharana pooja
  • Mala vadi pooja
  • Sahasra kalasam
  • Vidhyarambham
  • Manjal kumukumam
  • Adima (sannidanam)
  • Thanka anki charthu
  • Choroonu
  • Ashtabhishekam
  • Neeranjanam
  • Udayada nadakkuvaipu

Pooja Timings in Sabarimala

During Makaravilakku season, the temple opening is at 3:00 AM and closing at 11:45PM. So some of the pooja timings will shift accordingly. Essentially, this is the trend of events.

Morning
Opening of sanctum sanctorum 4.00 a.m.
Nirmalya darshanam 4.05 a.m.
Ganapati homam 4.15 a.m.
Neyyabhishekam 4.15 a.m. to 12.00 p.m
Usha pooja 7.30 a.m.
Kalabhabhishekam 12.30 p.m.
Ucha pooja 1.00 p.m.
Closing of sanctum sanctorum 1.30 p.m.

Evening
Opening of sanctum sanctorum 4.00 p.m.
Deeparadhana 6.30 p.m.
Pushpabhishekam 7.00 p.m.
Athazha pooja 10.30 p.m.
Harivarasanam 10.50 p.m.
Closing of sanctum sanctorum 11.00 p.m.

P00JA OFFERINGS

Pampa Ganapathy
Sl. No. Pooja
1. Sabarimala Pampa Ganapathy Laksharchana
2. Sabarimala Pampa Ganapathy Muzhukkappu
3. Sabarimala Pampa Ganapathy Neeranjanam
4. Sabarimala Pampa Ganapathy Pushpabhishekam

PRASADAM OFFERINGS

Sabarimala
Sl. No. Prasadam
1. Appam In Sabarimala
2. Aravana(250 ml) In Sabarimala
3. Ashtothararchana In Sabarimala
4. Ayyappa Chakram In Sabarimala
5. Ganapathy Homam Prasadam In Sabarimala
6. Malar Nivedyam In Sabarimala
7. Manjal- Kumkum Prasadam In Sabarimala
8. Panchamritham(sale) 100 ml In Sabarimala
9. Poojicha Mani(big) In Sabarimala
10. Poojicha Mani(small) In Sabarimala
11. Sarkara Payasam In Sabarimala
12. Valsan Nivedyam In Sabarimala
13. Vara Nivedyam In Sabarimala
14. Vella Nivedyam In Sabarimala
15. Vibhoothi Prasadam In Sabarimala
Pampa Ganapathy
Sl. No. Prasadam
1. Aval Nivedyam in Sabarimala Pampa Ganapathy
2. Ganapathy Homam Prasadam in Sabarimala Pampa Ganapathy
3. Modakam in Sabarimala Pampa Ganapathy
4. Vadamala in Sabarimala Pampa Ganapathy

SABARIMALA FESTIVAL CALENDAR 2016-2017

Sabarimala Festival Calendar
Month Pooja Opening Date Closing Date
Makara Vilakku Mahotsavam 30-12-2015 20-01-2016
January 2016 Makara Vilakku 15-01-2016
February Monthly Pooja (Kumbham) 13-02-2016 18-02-2016
March Monthly Pooja (Meenam) 13-03-2016 18-03-2016
Utsavam 13-03-2016 23-03-2016
Kodiyettam 14-03-2016
Utsavam Aarattu - Painkuni Uthram 23-03-2016
April Vishu Mahotsavam (Medam) 10-04-2016 18-04-2016
Vishu Darsanam 14-04-2016
May Monthly Pooja (Edavam) 14-05-2016 19-05-2016
June Prathistha Dinam / Idol Installation Day 13-06-2016 14-06-2016
Monthly Pooja (Midhunam) 14-06-2016 19-06-2016
July Monthly Pooja (Karkitakam) 15-07-2016 20-07-2016
August Monthly Pooja (Chingam) 16-08-2016 21-08-2016
September Onam (14-09-2016) 12-09-2016 16-09-2016
Monthly Pooja (Kanni) 16-09-2016 21-09-2016
October Monthly Pooja (Thulam) 16-10-2016 21-10-2016
Sree Chithira Thirunal Aatta Vishesham 29-10-2016 30-10-2016
November Mandala Pooja Mahotsavam 15-11-2016 26-12-2016
December Mandala Pooja 26-12-2016
Makara Vilakku Mahotsavam 30-12-2016 20-01-2017
January 2017 Makara Vilakku 14-01-2017

HARIVARASANAM

Harivaraasanam - The sanctum sanctorum closes with this song, each day.

Harivaraasanam Viswamohanam
Haridhadheeswaram Aaradyapaadukam
Arivimardhanam Nithyanarthanam
Hariharaatmajam devamaasraye

Sharanakeerthanam Sakthamaanasam
Bharanalolupam Narthanaalasam
Arunabhaasuram Bhoothanayakam
Hariharaatmajam devamaasraye

Pranayasatyakaa Prananaayakam
Pranathakalpakam Suprabhaanchitam
Pranavamandiram Keerthanapriyam
Hariharaatmajam devamaasraye

Thuragavaahanam Sundaraananam
Varagadhayudham Devavarnitham
Gurukripaakaram Keerthanapriyam
Hariharaatmajam devamaasraye

Thribhuvanaarchitham Devataatmakam
Thriyanam Prabhum Divyadesitham
Thridasapoojitham Chinthithapradam
Hariharaatmajam devamaasraye

Bhayabhayaavaham Bhaavukaavaham
Bhuvanamohanam Bhoothibhooshanam
Dhawalavaahanam Divyavaaranam
Hariharaatmajam devamaasraye

Kalamrudusmitham Sundaraananam
Kalabhakomalam Gaathramohanam
Kalabhakesari Vaajivaahanam
Hariharaatmajam devamaasraye

Sithajanaproyam Chinthitapradam
Srithivibhooshanam Saadhujeevanam
Sruthimanoharam Geethalaalasam
Hariharaatmajam devamaasraye.

ഹരിവരാസനം വിശ്വമോഹനം 
ഹരിധധീശ്വരം ആരാധ്യപാദുകം 
അരുവിമര്ദ്ധനം നിത്യനര്ത്തനം 
ഹരിഹരാത്മജം ദേവമാസ്രയേ

ശരണകീര്ത്തനം ശക്തമാനസം 
ഭരണലോലുപം നര്ത്തനാലസം 
അരുണഭാസുരം ഭൂതനായകം 
ഹരിഹരാത്മജം ദേവമാസ്രയെ

പ്രണയസത്യകാ പ്രാണനായകം 
പ്രണതകല്പകം സുപ്രഭാന്ചിതം 
പ്രണവമന്ദിരം കീര്ത്തനപ്രിയം  
ഹരിഹരാത്മജം ദേവമാസ്രയേ

തുരഗവാഹനം സുന്ദരാനനം 
വരഗധയുധം ദേവവര്നിതം 
ഗുരുക്രുപാകരം കീര്ത്തനപ്രിയം 
ഹരിഹരാത്മജം ദേവമാസ്രയെ

ഹ്രുഭുവനാന്ചിതം ദേവാല്മകം 
ത്രിയനം പ്രഭും ദിവ്യദേസിതം 
ത്രിദസപൂജിതം ചിന്തിതപ്രദം 
ഹരിഹരാത്മജം ദേവമാസ്രയെ

ഭയഭയാവഹം ഭാവുകാവഹം 
ഭുവനമോഹനം ഭൂതിഭൂഷണം 
ഭവലവാഹനം ദിവ്യവാരണം 
ഹരിഹരാത്മജം ദേവമാസ്രയെ

കളമ്രുദുസ്മിതം സുന്ദരാനനം  
കളഭകോമളം ഗാത്രമോഹനം  
കളഭകേസരി വാജിവാഹനം 
ഹരിഹരാത്മജം ദേവമാസ്രയെ

സീതജനപ്രിയം ചിന്തിതപ്രദം 
ശ്രുതിവിഭൂഷണം സാധുജീവനം 
ശ്രുതിമനോഹരം ഗീതലാലസം 
ഹരിഹരാത്മജം ദേവമാസ്രയെ.