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Sabarimala Mandala Puja - Hindu** (Local or regional customs may use a variation on this date.

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26th December - Hindu

Sabarimala Mandala Puja - Hindu** (Local or regional customs may use a variation of th Mandala Puja is an important ritual observed at the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple in Kerala.

It is observed from the 1st day of the ‘Vrishchikam’ month till the 11th or 12th day of the ‘Dhanu’ masam in the traditional Malayalam calendar. The day of Mandala Puja marks the end of the 41 days long austerity that is observed by the followers or devotees of Lord Ayyappa.

The fast begins 41 before the observance of Mandala Puja, that is, the first day of the Malayalam month of ‘Vrishchikam’. Mandala Puja along with ‘Makar Vilakku’ are the two major events held at the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple that draws devotees from all over Kerala and neighbouring states. During this time the temple remains open on most of the days for the devotees. As a tradition, devotees visiting the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple during the Mandala Puja also visit the ‘Guruvayur Temple’. During this time special ‘Abhishekam’ ceremony is organized in the ‘Guruvayur Temple’ is date.)

 

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