The Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala, where the two-month-long annual pilgrim season is underway will remain closed for four hours on December 26 due to solar eclipse. The Travancore Devaswom Board said on Sunday the sanctum santorum would be closed between 7.30 am and 11.30 am on the day. The solar eclipse is from 8.06 am to 11.13 am on December 26.