Standard Schedule of Rituals at Sabarimala Temple
|Opens at||0400 hrs|
|Nirmalya Darshanam||0405 hrs|
|Neyyabhishekam||0430 to 1200 hrs|
|Usha Pooja||0730 hrs|
|Ucha (Noon) Pooja||1300 to 1330 hrs|
|Closes at||1330 hrs|
|Opens at||1600 hrs|
|Deeparadhana||1815 to 1840 hrs|
|Athaza Pooja||2230 hrs|
|Harivarasanam and Closing at||2300 hrs|
Notes from Ayyappa Seva Sangham:-
On the first day of any session, temple opens at 1700 hrs.
On final day of any prolonged session, the temple closes at 2300 hrs, except on 20-01-03 when the temple will close at 0700 hrs. On 20 Jan 2003 morning. Last entry for pilgrims will during the previous night.
On intervening days of a session, temple will open at 0400 hrs daily and will close after Ucha (noon) pooja. It will open again at 1700 hrs and close at 2300 hrs. Closing of the temple after Ucha Pooja is flexible depending on the number of rituals to be performed on behalf of devotees, and may vary from 1100 hrs to 1400 hours.
Devotees coming to Sabarimala on pilgrimage should be aware of the traditional religious practices, related to the temple, and should abide by these. Only pilgrims with Irumudi Kettu will be permitted to climb `Pathinettam Padi' (Holy Eighteen Steps). Women in the age group of 10 to 50 years will not be allowed `temple darshan' and they will not be permitted to go beyond Pampa. Police check post exists at Pampa to enforce this.
As per the orders of Kerala High Court, In order to prevent environmental pollution, usage of carry bags made of plastic, polythene etc are strictly prohibited in Pampa area and all roads/paths to `Sannidhanam' and surroundings of `Sannidhanam'. Smoking is also strictly prohibited in the above areas. Production/carriage/distribution/consumption of alcoholic/narcotic substances are also strictly prohibited. Those found guilty would find themselves in serious trouble with the law enforcement/excise authorities.
All pilgrims are humbly requested to co-operate with Devaswom Board Authorities and Akhila Bharatha Ayyappa Seva Sangham authorities for the successful conduct of the festival and maintenance of the sanctity of the pilgrimage.