Mandala Kalam 2021 - 2022 at Sabarimala Temple Kerala

Mandala Kalam or Mandala Masam, the main pilgrim season of Sabarimala, commences from first day of the Malayalam month of Vrishchikam (November - December) and concludes on eleventh day of Dhanu (December - January). Mandalam Pilgrimage Season is this 41 days period when devotees make a pilgrimage to the famous Lord Ayyappa Temple at Sabarimala.

Mandala Pooja implies 41 days of austerities which are strictly followed by the people. The main Mandala pooja is performed on the 41st day after the 1st of Vrichikam. In 2021, Mandala Masam Pilgrimage season begins on 16 November 2021 and the Mandala Pooja Festival Day is on 26th December 2021. The temple is then closed for three days and is re-opened on 30th December 2021 for Makara Vilaku. The Makaravilakku Festival Day is on 14 January 2022.

Mandala Kalam at Sabarimala Temple Kerala

Devotees take the Vrata (penance) before visiting Sabarimala many days before Manadala Masam starts. Some devotees observe strict penance for 41 days, while some others take less days of Vratam only. The pilgrims wear black dhotis and carry Irumudi (also called Ketunira) - a cloth bundle divided into two parts, containing holy coconut with ghee for offering Lord Ayyappa.

Female devotees between the age group of 10 - 50 are restricted from visiting the Sabarimala Temple. Some devotees also make a halt at Sree Krishna Temple at Guruvayur before visiting Lord Ayyappa of Sabarimala Sri Dharmasastha Temple.

Swamiye Saranam Ayyappa!!


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