Mandala Puja Dates:
Mandalapooja Mahotsavam is from 15 November 2016 (Tuesday) to 26 December 2016 (Monday). Mandalapooja is on 26.12.2016 (Monday)
Temple Nadai (Thiru Nada) will be opened for Makaravilakku Festival from 30 December 2016 (Friday). Makara Jyothi is on 14.01.2017 (Saturday). Thirunada will be open till 20 January 2017 (Friday)
About Makara Jyothi:
On MakaraJyothi, the sacred jewels will be brought in three boxes from Padalam King Palace. Swami Ayyappan will be adorned with 'Thiruvabharana' in the evening.
Then Maha Deeparadhana Aarthi will be done to Swami Ayyappa. At this time Makaravilakku will appear thrice at Ponnambalamedu.
Everyone will chant 'Swamiyae Saranam Ayyappa' with great devotion on seeing the Makara Jyothi.
The Divya Jyothi can be seen from Sannidhanam, Pandithavalam, Pulmedu, Hilltop, Chalakayam, Attathodu, Saramkuthi, Neelimala, Marakootam.
For more updates one can see official website of Sabarimala Swami Ayyappa Temple
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