Sabarimala temple opens for devotees for 5 days with COVID restrictions.
After weeks of closure, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sabarimala temple in Kerala on Saturday opened its doors for five days to permit devotees to conduct monthly rituals.
The temple will remain open from today till July 21,2021. COVID-19 protocol, including wearing masks and social distancing, is going to be strictly followed. A maximum of 5000 devotees are going to be allowed through the web booking system.
The Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala here is going to be Opening Dates is March 14 2021 for the five-day monthly pooja for the Malayalam month of Meenam and for the Uthram festival.
According to the Travancore Devaswom Board, Melsanthi VK Jayaraj Potti will open the sanctum sanctorum under the guidance of Thanthri Kandararu Rajeevaru at 5 p.m. on March 14, 2021. this may be followed by the opening of the varied upadevatha temples on its premises.
The flag-hoisting ceremony for the Uthram festival is going to be persisted Saint Joseph morning and therefore the temple will close after the arati on March 28 night.
The temple will reopen for the Vishu festival on April 10 evening and can close on April 18.
Pampa River to Sabarimala Temple
At a distance of 8 Kms from Sabarimala & 55 Kms from Pathanamthitta, Pamba is the base station and nearest road point to Sabarimala Temple. Pamba may be a beautiful location and an honest trekking destination. Pamba derives its name from the Pamba River (Pampa River) which flows through this scenic place.
Sabarimala Online Booking
Pilgrims are going to be permitted temple entry from the subsequent day morning. in sight of the COVID-19 situation, only devotees who have booked slots through the virtual queue are going to be allowed darshan.
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Sabarimala Temple Covid 19 Rules
Officials said only those producing COVID-19 negative certificates after undergoing RT-PCR or RT-Lamp or TrueNat test within 48 hours of the visit would be permitted entry to the temple. Devotees won’t be provided any accommodation facility at Nilackal, Pampa, or at Sannidhanam.
Sabarimala Women Entry
The temple, dedicated to Lord Ayyappa attracts tourists from various parts of the country and therefore the world. The Kerala supreme court restricted entry of women above the age of 10 and below the age of fifty within the year 1991, as they were of the menstruating age. This ban on women’s entry has been practiced for hundreds of years, but, on September 28, 2018, the Supreme Court lifted the ban.
Sabrimala Temple issue
The Supreme Court had lifted the ban that prevented women and girls between the age of 10 and 50 years from entering the famous Ayyappa shrine in Sabarimala and held that the centuries-old Hindu religious practice was illegal and unconstitutional.
Sabarimala Temple Timings
| Opening of sanctum sanctorum,
|Ganapati Homam||3:30 AM|
|Neyyabhishekam||3:30 to 7:00 AM|
|Usha Pooja||7:30 AM|
|Neyyabhishekam||8:30 – 11:00 AM|
Using Ghee deposited in ‘Ney this
|Ashtabhishekham (15 nos)||11:00 to 11:30 AM|
|Ucha Pooja||12:30 PM|
|Closing of sanctum sanctorum||1:00 PM|
|Opening of sanctum sanctorum||3:00 PM|
|Pushpabhishekam||7:00 to 9:30 PM|
|Athazha Pooja||9:30 PM|
Closing of sanctum sanctorum