Uttara Guruvayurappan Temple new delhi
About Uttara Guruvayurappan Temple
The Uttara Guruvayurappan Temple which is located in Mayur Vihar, Phase - 1, is one of the most revered temples of Delhi especially for the Malyalee community who lives in and around Delhi. The temple is an exact replica of the original Guruvayurappan Temple which is situated at Kerala. on October 2, 1986, Sankracharya laid the foundation of this temple. According to the temple officials, a Kashmiri widow owned the land where the temple is built. It was allotted to the Temple by the DDA. The lady wanted to build a temple on it. Her wish could not be fulfilled as the DDA took over the land. After many years the daughter of the original landowner came looking for the land. She found to her surprise, that the land had been allotted to a temple. She donated Rs. 40, 000 towards the construction of the temple. Her name is carved on the canopy of the Ayyappa shrine to respect and remember her contribution. During the initial years, only a boundary wall and the main sanctorum was there, but now the temple has evolved into socio-religious cultural hub. The sacred premises pulls in a large number of devotees every day to offer worship to deities like lord Krishna, Chottanikkara Bhagavathy (Devi), Lord Vigneswara, Lord Shiva and Lord Ayyappa. One can see the sacred precincts of the temple as they enter from the main gate. You will see a window on the right hand for buying offerings to the deities and booking special poojas. Going further inside the temple on the right hand side around the temple, you see the "Gokulam" a double-storey building, which houses the temple priests and dignitaries coming from different places. There is a cultural complex called "Panchajanya" for holding cultural programs. It is a spacious, well designed modern auditorium on the ground floor and has an equally big and ornate hall on the first floor.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For successful wedding
- For succeeding in education