In Sabarimalai Temple Kovil opening time during 2016 Makara Jyothi / Magarajothi / Makaravilakku will be changed.
On occasion of Makaravilakku festival is to be celebrated on January 15, 2016 – Makara Sankranti Pongal Day, a festival celebrated by the Hindu Peoples all over the world. On Jan 13th 2016, suthikiriyaygal starts.
Two more days left for lighting of Makara Jyothi, all special arrangements, facilities are made to ensure the basic necessities and safety for the devotes.
On January 14, 2016 – bimbasuthi Kiriyaigal happened, after the pooja, special abhishegam will be done for ayyappan statue
Changes in Temple opening Time on January 15, 2016
On Makara Jyothi 2016 Day, temple opening times schedule are changed as below;
|1.00 AM IST||Opening of temple in Early Morning|
|1.27 AM IST||Makara Sangam Poojai|
|2.00 AM IST||Temple closing|
|3.00 AM IST||Temple opening – Ghee abishegam and daily poojai proceeding will be done|
|4.00 PM IST||Closing of temple|
|5.00 PM IST||Temple closing|
But, devotes are are not allowed to enter into the Sabarimala Temple 18 steps, worship ayyappan. The devotes are allowed only after the completion of Makaravilakku/ Makara Jyothi, before that Thiruvaparana Pavani from panthalam will bring in to the sanathi, ayyappan decorated with all ornaments, completion of special thebarathanai then folowed by the main event ponnambala mettil jyothi darisanam.