10-day annual festival at sabarimala.
The Kodiyettu ceremony (flag hoisting )at Lord Ayyappa Temple at Sabarimala was held on march 18th 2013 (monday)
The rituals were conducted by chief priest (Tantri) Kandararu Rajeevararu. He was assisted by head priest (Melsanthi) N. Damodaran Potti.
The Utsavabali darshan will be held between 1.30 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. from march 19th Tuesday to March 26.
The Vilakkinezhunnellippu procession will be held at the Sannidhanam from March 22 to 26.
‘Palliveta’ will be conducted at Saramkuthi at 9.30 p.m. on March 26.
The Arattu ceremony marking the finale of the temple festival will be held at the Arattu-kadavu in the Pampa on March 27. The deity will be kept on the Maha Ganapathy Temple premises at Pampa till 3.30 p.m. The Arattu procession will return to the Sannidhanam at 10 p.m. The Tantri will bring down the flag, marking the culmination of the festival.