Once you have decided to visit sabarimala temple. Then you should follow strict vratham. Vratham is a spiritual cleansing of your body and mind,
The person going to sabarimala should take bath twice aday. Care should be taken to have only vegetarian food.Strict celibacy should be followed during this time period.Should do meditation during the days of vrathamn, which is for purifying thoughts.
Swami ayyappa ( the one who observes vratham for going to the shrine is called as Ayyappa) should not indulge in violence and arguments. Should lead a modest way of life.Mind should be full of devotion and prayers
If one can refrain from using footwear, that shows immense devotion. Kanni ayyappan (the first time goer) should use black or Kavi shirt and Mundu (Dhoti), while bearing his irumudikettu , only on his later visits he can go for other colours.