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Submitted by Abdullah on Thu, 20/09/2007 - 19:29
The Uttara Guruvayurappan Temple, located in Mayur Vihar phase 1, is one of the most revered temples of Delhi especially for the Malyalee community living in and around Delhi.  I have seen this temple being built from scratch to a magnificent building. It is situated just in front of my home.  

The temple is an exact replica of the original Guruvayurappan Temple situated at Kerala. The foundation of this temple was laid by the Sankracharya on October 2, 1986. According to the temple officials, the land over which the temple is built was actually owned by a Kashmiri widow before 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, there was just a boundary wall and the main sanctorum, but now the temple has evolved into socio-religious cultural hub. The sacred premises draws 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.

 You can see the sacred precincts of the temple as you enter from the main gate. You will see a window on the right hand for buying offerings to the deities and booking special pujas. Going further up 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.  

The temple complex also houses a library in its basement which is well stocked with books on religion, philosophy, art and culture. A new much bigger socio-cultural complex covering an area of 30,000 sq. meters has been built to meet the demand from the devotees.  

The Temple celebrates its annual festival – a week long affair- in the month of May every year with much fanfare. During the annual festival the entire temple complex is bedecked with flowers and lights. It is a sight to behold in the evening when all the lights and diyas are lighted. The temple also invites established artists in the field of traditional temple arts, such as Ottam Thullal, Chakya Koothu and Koodiyattam, from Kerala to show their skills.  

In addition to fulfilling the religious needs of the community, the temple also holds competitions in classical and light devotional music, Narayaneeyam and Jnanappana.  

When you enter the temple, you will find of some of the finest mural paintings done in natural colors on the walls. The knowledge of natural colors is now a dying art and is limited only too few surviving traditional mural artists of Kerala.  

Apart from all these, the temple has also started running a charitable medical centre where medical care is provided to everyone irrespective of religion, cast and creed. The temple is a true symbol of humanistic aspect of religion. Many top politicians and high officials including the Presidents and Prime Ministers have visited the temple. All of them   have appreciated the work being carried out by the Uttara Guruvayurappan Templ. A must visit for all the devotees.

Temple Address and Timings:Uttara Guruvayoor Temple,Shri Krishna Marg, Pocket III, Mayur Vihar Phase- I, New Delhi. Ph: 011-22710305, 22712813Timings (subject to change): Winter (Oct. 1 – March 31) 6 a.m. to 11a.m.; 5.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Summer (April 1 – Sept 30) 5.30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
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Guest wrote Wedding at the temple at 11:00:40 AM on November 14, 2008

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Can I have a south indian wedding at the temple? What is the provison for the same esp for food? Thanks Malini
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Guest wrote Temple Wedding at 10:59:16 PM on November 16, 2008

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You can hold a wedding ceremony at the temple. Contact the temple management for the same. As far as the food goes. Mohan's Caterers have a good spread of south indian food at reasonable rates.
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Guest wrote arsha sandesam at 12:28:28 PM on December 3, 2008

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Any e-mail facility is availabale so that I can send articles to the magazine 'arsha sandesam' edappuzha
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Guest wrote Seemantham at 03:53:37 PM on March 26, 2009

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Can I know if there are Tamil pandits available for conducting Seemantham and Grahpravesh pooja at home ? Thanks Jyotsna
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Guest wrote ambalam aacharangal at 12:10:21 AM on June 15, 2009

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Arsha Dharma Parishad, the managers of Uttara Guruvayurappan Temple never answers to the queries of devotees, nor listen to their suggestions for the well being of the temple and its devotees. I again suggest the management to consider suggestions/opinion/advise from the devotees through emails/letters/direct talks. om namo bhagavathe vasudevaya
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Guest wrote ambalam aacharangal at 12:13:19 AM on June 15, 2009

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Arsha Dharma Parishad, the managers of Uttara Guruvayurappan Temple never answers to the queries of devotees, nor listen to their suggestions for the well being of the temple and its devotees. I again suggest the management to consider suggestions/opinion/advise from the devotees through emails/letters/direct talks. om namo bhagavathe vasudevaya
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Guest wrote ambalam aacharangal at 05:17:23 PM on November 10, 2009

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Dear Mr.M.D.Nair,. I understand that all devotees suggestions are welcomed by temple authorities, you can send your suggestions / opinion by post or you can speak with temple manager, or you can put your suggestion in suggestion box which is kept in temple premises. om namo bhagavathe vasudevaya
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Guest wrote PAN No reqd for filing T Return at 10:48:16 PM on July 16, 2009

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We had made some small donation to the Parishad in Sep 08 and Mar 09. We reqire the PAN no to claim exemption under Sec 80G. I had sent a letter to which I am expecting a reply. would also require your email ID.
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Guest wrote Art of Uttara Guruvayurappan Temple at 05:52:22 PM on July 24, 2009

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I am very amazed to see the art of the temple. I visited the temple nearly. It is dedicated to the Lord Krishna basically and design, art and painting of the temple comes basically from Kerala.
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Guest wrote Activity Information at 06:56:55 PM on October 9, 2009

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It is seen that the activities of the temple are not notified properly to the devotees. I came to know from news paper that temple committee was formed. Fotos of President and Secy was also published. But the devotees are unaware of the election/nomination/procedure or when it happens every year and how. There was a news in Malayala Manorama on 12 Sep 09 that there will be a music programme by Smt. Leela Omcheri on 12 Sep 09 at 7.00 PM. On visiting the temple on that day it was learnt that the programme was on 11 Sep 09. On enquiry, the temple authorities were not able to give any satisfactory reply. I request the temple committee members to be more friendly and cooperative with the visiting devotees.
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Guest wrote request at 03:35:55 PM on April 5, 2010

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Please sent me a photograph of the temple in my above email id as i m in dubai.\\

Regards

Ashwani

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Guest wrote Uttara Guruvayoorappan Temple at 08:57:48 PM on December 5, 2010

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Arsha Dharma Parishad was an organization who were the trustees of this great temple. The foundation stone was laid on Gandhi Jayanthi Day in 1986 and this temple is known as Uttara Guruvayoorappan Temple because it is north to the original Guruvayoor Temple.

The main deity is facing east like that of the original temple. The idol is in standing posture and has weapons in all four arms.

The original temple has only 3 sub-deities (Bhagavathi, Ganesh and Ayyappan). But this temple also has Shiva.

The temple was inaugurated on 11th June 1990.

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