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Sabarimala Ayyappa Darshan,Timings and Travel

Sabarimala (0929 North 7706 East) is situated in the midst of 18 hills, in a bowl of land blessed with a small rivulet named `Urakuzhi Theertham'. The area is in the hilly regions east of Kerala bordering Tamilnadu. Elevation above mean sea level is approximately 1260 Metres/4135 Ft. Temples existed in each of the hills surrounding Sabarimala. While functional (and intact temples) exist at many places in surrounding areas like Nilackal, Kalaketi, Inchiparakotta and Karimala, remnants of old temples are visible in theremaining hills.

From the international airport of Thiruvanathapuram (erstwhile Trivandrum), Sabarimala is located at 010 degrees/115 Kms. Similarly, from the international airport at Kochi (erstwhile Cochin) it is located at 118 degrees/106 Kms. These distances are `direct air distances or distances `as the crow flies'.

The pilgrimage to Sabarimala is a singular example of a pilgrimage where pilgrims, without consideration of caste, creed, position or social status, go with one mind and one `mantra' dreaming constantly of the darshan of the presiding deity a the Holy Sannidhanam.

Standard Schedule of Rituals at Sabarimala Temple
During Makaravilakku season, the temple opening is at 0300 hrs and closing at 2345 hrs. So some of the pooja timings will shift up and down. Essentially, this is the trend of events.
Nada Opening 3.00 am
Nirmalyam 3.05 am
Ashtabhishekam 3.10 am
Neyyabhishekam 3.15-11.30 am
Ganapathi Homam 3.20 am
Usha puja 7.30 am
Ucha puja 12.30 pm
Nada Closing 1.00 pm
Nada Opening 3.00 pm
Deeparadhana 6.15 pm
Pushpabhishekam 6.30 pm
Athazha Puja 11.00 pm
Harivarasanam 11.45 p
OPENING AND CLOSING DAYS OF SABARIMALA TEMPLE 2011-2012
Pooja
Opening date
Closing Date
Mandalapooja
16.11.2011
27.12.2011
Mandalapooja
27.12.2011

Makaravikaku Festival
30.12.2011
20.01.2012
Makaravilaku
15.01.2012

Monthly Pooja (Kumbham) 13-02-201218-02-2012
Monthly Pooja (Meenam) 13-03-201218-03-2012
Utsavam Kodiyettam 27-03-2012
Vishu Mahotsavam 05-04-201218-04-2012
Utsavam Arattu-Painkuni Uthram 05-04-2012
Vishu Darsanam 14-04-2012
Monthly Pooja (Edavam) 14-05-201219-05-2012
Prathishtha Dinam/ Idol installation Day 30-05-201231-05-2012
Monthly Pooja(Midhunam)14-06-201219-06-2012
Monthly Pooja(Karkitakam)15-07-201220-07-2012
Monthly Pooja(Chingam)16-08-201221-08-2012
Onam27-08-201231-08-2012
Monthly Pooja (Kanni)16-09-201221-09-2012
                                      How to Reach
By Rail
The pilgrims can reach Kottayam & Chengannur by Railway (Broad gauage) and Punalur (Metre Gauage) and from there by bus to Pampa. 

By Air

The pilgrims can reach Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi & Nedumbassery by Air and from there reach Pampa by bus/car.

By RoadKSRTC has started operating buses to Coimbatore, Palani and Thenkashi from Pampa for the convenience of the Sabarimala pilgrims. Besides, the Government of Tamil Nadu & Karnataka has been given the permission to operate buses to Pampa. A chain service 
                                                                    Medical facilities
                                                    Cardiology Centres 
                                             Appachimedu  (Phone No. 04735-202050)
                                                 Neelimala  (Phone No.     04735-203384
                                                                             Pamba
                                             Government Hospital     -     04735 - 203318
                                             Govt.Homoeo Hospital    -  04735 - 203537
                                             Govt.Ayurveda Hospital  -  04735 - 202536
                                             SAHAS Hospital                    - 04735 - 203350
                                                                        
                                                                        Sannidhanam                                                                 
                                          Government Hospital      -   04735 - 202101
                                            Govt.Homoeo Hospital    - 04735 - 202843
                                            Govt.Ayurveda Hospital  - 04735 - 202102
                                             SAHAS Hospital             -   04735 - 202080
                                                  NSS Hospital            -    04735 - 202010

                                                  Important Telephone N0's                                                                   
  Devasam Information Centre 04735-202048
  Guest House                 04735-202056
  Police station               04735-202014
  Police control room             04735-202016
  Police Special officer             04735-202029
  Fire force                 04735-202033
  KSEB                     04735-202024
  Water Authority             04735-202111
  Telecom centre             04735-202836
  Telephone exchange             04735-202000
  Post office                 04735-202130
  Govt. Hospital                 04735-202101
  Ayurveda Hospital             04735-202102
  Homoeo Hospital             04735-202843
  NSS Hospital                 04735-202010
  Sahas Hospital                 04735-202080
  Ayyapasevasagam             04735-202043

ACCOMODATION AT SANNIDHANAM AND PAMBA
The multistoried pilgrim complex is located adjacent to Nadapanthal. There are a few pilgrim shed on the northern side of Pandythavalam and beyond Pandythavalam. Beyond this area a series of public latrines are provided. There is a Government hospital and Ayurvedic Hospital functioning during festival seasons on the south eastern side near the Nadapanthal. Near Malikappuram temple complex there is a dispensary run by NSS. Near the Donor Complex there is a telephone exchange and public hall office with STD facilities. 
Guest House
Rate/Room (in Rs.)
Phone
Accommodation Officer/ Guest House Manager
PALAZHI (DH I)
350
04735-202049
SOPANAM (DH II)
350
04735-202049
MANIKANTAN (DH III)
325
04735-202049
CHINMUDRA (DH IV)
325
04735-202049
SIVASAKTHI (DH V)
525  - 975
04735-202049
TEJASWINI (DH VI)
525
04735-202049
SREEMATHA (DH VII)
525
04735-202049
PRANAVAM (PC I)
325
04735-202049
SAHYADRI (PC II)
325
04735-202049
KAILAS (PC III)
200
04735-202049
GKD Hall
900
04735-202049
Poorna, Pushkala Hall
1275
04735-202049
Sabari Guest House
2 bed
3 bed
4 bed

1000
1500
2000
04735-202056
Forest IB Sabarimala
200/ bed +
50 / each additional
04735-202074 / 75
Forest Dormitory
80 / bed
04735-202074 / 75


Official Website: www.sabarimalaaccomodation.com



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