sree dharma shastha temple sabari mala
The annual pilgrimage season for 2015 has began.
The nearest railway station is chengannur railway
Mandala Puja at the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple, the culmination of the 41-day annual pilgrimage.
sabarimala annual pilgrimage 2013- 2014
on mandala pooja day The temple was opened at 3 a.m., and the rituals began with the chief priest (Tantri), Kandararu Maheswararu, performing Ashtadravya Maha Ganapati Homam and Ashtabhishekom.Neyyabhishekom, pouring of ghee on the Ayyappa idol, was done till 10 a.m. to ready the ground for the Mandala Puja.
after washing the temple premises, and the preparations for the puja began at 11 a.m. The Tantri, assisted by the head priest (Melsanthi), P.N. Narayanan Namboodiri, performed Brahamakalasapuja and Kalabhapuja at the Namaskara Mandapam by 11.30 a.m.
The Brahmakalasom and the Kalabhom (sandal paste) were taken out in procession to the sanctum sanctorum for Abhishekom, part of Mandala Puja.