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Sri Ayyappan Temple

  MRC Nagar, Raja Annamalai Puram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600028.
  Open from 5.30 a.m to 11.00 a.m and from 5.00 p.m to 9.00 p.m

Sri Ayyappan Temple

About the Temple

Sri Ayyappan Temple is a replica of the Ayyappan Temple at Sabarimala in Kerala. The temple was constructed as three floors to have the feeling of being a hilltop similar to Sabiramala. The temple was constructed in 1981 by M.A.M Ramasamy.

The Ayyappn idol is made of Panchaloha (five precious metals representing the five elements of nature). The architecture is similar to the Kerala style and is with 18 steps to the main deity

The flag post-Kodi Maram of the temple is 40 feet tall. The meditation hall is so spacious to accommodate 1500 devotees.

Devotees pray to Lord Aiyappa for peace of mind, happiness in life and realize their wishes in life.

Devotees perform abishek and aaradhanas to Lo Lord Aiyappan with fragrant garlands.

Sri Ayyappan Temple

Temple History

Sri M A M Ramaswami belonging to the Chettinad Royal Family and noted industrialist of Tamilnadu, following all the rigid rules, took a pilgrimage to Sabarimala. Reaching the Sanctum Sanctorum of the temple, he lost himself in the handsomeness of Lord Aiyappa and determined that He be brought to Chennai to a temple he planned to build then. It was rather his commitment in life which he duly translated into reality. Truly, the devotees visiting the temple not only enjoy the darshan of Lord Aiyappa but also experience the bliss abundantly available in this Chennai Aiyappan temple.

Special Features:

Miracle Based: The temple has all the features of Sabarimala with shrines of Lord Kannimoola Ganapathy, Mother Maligaipurathu Amman and Nagarajaswami.

Greatness Of Temple:

The temple is built following Kerala style and tradition with 18 steps. It is almost a replica of Sabarimala temple, hence, praised as North Sabarimala. Devotees observe all fasting, carry Irumudi and sing bajans as they do for a pilgrimage to Sabarimal for the worship of Lord Aiyappa-Dharma Sastha. They undertake feeding-Annadhanam. They use the 18 steps with their Irumudis for the darshan of Lord. There is a separate passage for those coming to the temple without Irumudi. All pujas are performed in the temple as per rules in Sabarimala, the difference being that the Sabarimala temple is open only on specific days in a year, while Raja Annamalaipuram temple is open to devotees throughout the 365 days of the year. The festivals begin from Karthikai first day in November with Mandala Pujas and Brahmmotsavam. Devotees throng the temple not only from other parts of Tamilnadu but from all states of


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