Ayyappan Temple at Chennai


The Ayyappan temple at Chennai is built with the Kerala style of architecture and resembles the Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala in Kerala.

Ayyappan Temple at Chennai

The Ayyappan Temple is a famous pilgrim place of Chennai. It is located at Raja Annamalaipuram.

The temple is built with the Kerala style of architecture and resembles the Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala. The site to built this temple was donated by Rajah Sir Muthiah Chettiar of Chettinad and now maintained by his son M.A. Ramaswamy.

The temple has a beautiful Panchaloha ( Mixture of five alloys/metals) idol of the main Deity, Lord Ayyappa of Sabarimala, Sri Guruvayurappan, Sri Devi are also worshiped in separate shrines, The temple priests are keralites who perform puja in the traditional Keralite fashion.
This temple also has 18 steps like the original temple at Sabarimala.

This temple at Rajah Annamalaipuram is open throughout the year. The temple has separate shrines dedicated to Sri Maha Ganapathi, Sri Nagaraja, Sri Maligaipurathu Amman (Manja Matha)and other Parivara Devatas.

Devotees visit the temple to offer prayers during the main festival 'Mandala Puja". The temple comes lively with performances of bhajans, music , religious discourses and cultural events during festivals and some other auspicious days also.


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