Sabarimala Annual Niraputhari festival :
Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple will be opened on Sunday, August 9, from 6:00 AM to 7:30 AM for the Annual Niraputhari festival in Sannidhanam.
Sabarimala Ayyappa will be offered Nivedyom made of threshed paddy brought by devotees. The paddy spikes offered to the deity will be distributed as prasad among the devotees later. Kalabhabhishekom, Ashtabhishekom, Padipuja, Udayasthamanapuja and Pushpabhishekom will be the important rituals to be performed on Sunday and the temple will be closed after Athazhapuja in the evening.