Sabarimala Swami Ayyappa Temple will be closed for 2 hours on December 10 2011 (Saturday) due to Chandra Grahanam (Lunar Eclipse). There will be no Pushpabhishekam on that day.
The deeparadhana will be held before the Grahan begins. During the Grahan period the temple will remain closed. Darshan will be allowed only after remedial measures (Parihara Pooja ) are performed after Grahan.
Punyaham and Shudhi will be done inside the Sanctum Sanctorum.
Nada will be closed for two hoursafter Deeparadhana. Nada will be opened on 3 AM and will be closed on 1 PM, then will reopen on 3 PM and after the Deepaaradhana Nada will be closed down for two hours. Nada will be opened on 10.15 PM and will do appropriate poojas before undergoing routine poojas. Nada will be closed by 11.45 PM with Harivarasanam.