Uttara Guruvayurappan Temple, Delhi
New Delhi, New Delhi
Located at Mayur Vihar-I, Delhi, Uttara Guruvayurappan Temple is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Shri Krishna, who is worshiped as Guruvayurappan. The Temple was founded on 17th May 1983. Uttara Guruvayurappan Temple is one of the few Vishnu temples where the idol is facing the West, in a bid to look towards Yamuna, instead of the traditional temple science of facing the East. This temple is most revered by the Malayali and Tamil communities in Delhi.
According to the stories related to temple construction, a Society was formed by a group of devotees in Delhi in the name of Arsha Dharma Parishad. In 1975, a plot of land in Janakpuri was allotted by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) for the construction of a temple. Due to astrological reasons, the temple could not be constructed at the allotted site. Subsequently, the allotment of land was transferred to Mayur Vihar Phase-1, a site overloo...View more
ing the banks of Yamuna, by the initiatives of Sree Krishna Mandir Samajam formed by the devotees in Mayur Vihar Phase-1. The Balalaya was consecrated on 8th April, 1983 by Prof. Vezhaparambu Parameshwaran Namboodiripad, with the idol of Lord Guruvayurappan, which was brought from Kerala. Kanchi Kamakoti Peedatheeswar His Holiness Jagadguru Jayendra Saraswathi Sankaracharya Swamigal on 2nd October, 1986, laid the foundation stone for the Garbha Griham (Sanctum Sanctorum). The idol was consecrated in the new temple on 17th May, 1989 with Kumbhabhishekam. The Thantric rights of this temple are vested with the Puliyannur Illam, in Trippunithara, Ernakulam.
Prof. Vezhaparambu Parameshwaran Namboodiripad, an eminent Temple Architect, designed the present temple. Under his able guidance, Brahmamangalam Subramanian supervised the construction of the temple. Built on Kerala style of Architecture, the temple has two main gopurams at eastern and western sides. The sanctum sanctorum is separated into two chambers and houses the idols of Lord Krishna and Goddess Bhagavati. Besides the main Krishna Temple, t...View more
e complex contains small temples dedicated to Lord Ganapati, Lord Shiva and Lord Ayyappa and a replica of Sarpa Kavu dedicated to Naga Devatas (snake deities).
Timings : Winter (1 Oct - 31 Mar): 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Summer (1 Apr - 30 Sep): 5:30 AM - 11:00 AM, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Shri Krishna Marg, Pocket 3, Mayur Vihar Phase- I, New Delhi 110091
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Lord Guruvayurappan Ashtami Rohini, Janmashtami & Thiruvonam
Special Decoration Package can be sponsored on this occasion. Neither Udayasthamana Pooja nor Kalasabhishekam can be sponsored on this occasion for the convenience of the visiting devotees. Special feast (Annadanam) is offered to all the devotees.
Chottanikkara Bhagavathy, Chottanikkara Makam
Kalasabhisheka Pooja (Navakam/Panchagavyam) with Melam in the morning and Poovmoodal in the evening are the special attractions on this occasion. Annadanam and Laghubakshanam can be sponsored on this occasion.
Lord Siva � Maha Sivaratri
Elaneer Dhara, Kalasabhisheka Pooja (Navakam/Panchagavyam) with Melam in the morning, Pushpabhishekam in the evening and Maha Bhasmabhishekam during midnight are the special attractions on this occasion. Annadanam and Laghubakshanam can be sponsored on this occasion.
Lord Ganapathi � Vinayaka Chaturthy
Maha Kalasabhishekam in the morning and Pushpabhishekam in the evening are the special attractions on this occasion. Annadanam and Laghubakshanam can be sponsored on this occasion.
Lord Ayyappa � Panguni Uttram
Ayyappa Sahasaranama Laksharchana, Kalabhashishekam, Kalasabhisheka Pooja (Navakam/Panchagavyam) in the morning and Pushpabhishekam in the evening are the special attractions on this occasion. Annadanam and Laghubakshanam can be sponsored on this occasion.
Four special Ayilya Poojas are conducted on Kanny Ayilyam, Ayilyam falling in the month of Thulam (Mannarasala Ayilyam), 10th Medam (Pathamudayam), and Ayilyam falling during Utsavam period. 'Noorum Palum' is offered every month to Naga Devata on Ayilyam day.
The eight day long annual Utsavam is conducted in the month of Chingam (August-September) with Aarattu falling on the Chothi nakshatram. All the eight days of Utsavam are sponsored by designated areas.
Elaborate celebrations with special poojas, and cultural activities are conducted during the entire duration of the Mandalam period and on the occasion of Makara Vilakku at the sannidhy of Lord Ayyappa. Other important celebrations during the Mandalam period are i) Ayyappa Vilakku on the first Saturday of Vrichikam, ii) Hariharaputhra Sahasranama Samooha Archana by Ayyappa Bhakthas on the first Sunday of December, and iii) Sasthapr4eeti on the second Saturday of December. While Laghubakshanam is offered to the devotees on all the 41 days, Annadanam is offered on Saturdays, Sundays and other holidays and these can be sponsored by the devotees.
The Prathistha Dinam of Lord Guruvayurappan is celebrated on 17th May every year with Special Udayasthamana Pooja is performed in the morning and Pushpabhishekam
in the evening. Annadanam and Laghubakshanam is also offered to all the devotees.
Ashtami Rohini, Janmashtami, Thiruvonam, Chottanikkara Makam, Maha Sivaratri, Panguni Uttram, Vinayaka Chaturthy, Mandala Mahotsavam, Prathistha Dinam