Uttara Guruvayurappan Temple, New Delhi
|Date built:||17 May 1983|
|Architectural style:||Architecture of Kerala|
|Locale:||Mayur Vihar Phase 1, New Delhi|
|Address:||Temple Complex, Sahakarita Marg, Pocket 3, Mayur Vihar Phase 1, New Delhi, Delhi 110091|
Uttara Guruvayurappan Temple is a Hindu Temple located at Mayur Vihar-I in Delhi. The temple is dedicated to Shri Krishna, who is worshiped as Guruvayurappan. The Temple was founded on 17 May 1983. This temple is most revered by the Malayali and Tamilcommunities in Delhi.The Balalaya was consecrated on 8th April, 1983 by Prof. Vezhaparambu Parameshwaran Namboodiripad, with the Divya Vigraham (idol) of Lord Guruvayurappan, which was brought from Kerala. Prof. Vezhaparambu Parameshwaran Namboodiripad, an eminent Temple Architect, designed the present temple. Under his able guidance, Brahmamangalam Subramanian supervised the construction of the temple. The foundation stone for the Garbha Griham (Sanctum Sanctorum) was laid by Kanchi Kamakoti Peedatheeswar His Holiness Jagadguru Jayendra Saraswathi Sankaracharya Swamigal on 2nd October, 1986. The Divya Vigraham of Lord Guruvayurappan 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.
The principal deity of this Temple is Sree Guruvayurappan (Lord Vishnu), who bestows his immeasurable blessings on the devotees who visit the Temple in large numbers to offer their prayers. Chottanikkara Bhagawathy (Devi), Lord Siva, Lord Ganapathy, Lord Ayyappa and Naga Devata are the other deities whose presence enhance the divine aura of this temple.
The year 2014 was the Silver Jubilee Year of the temple. The yearlong celebrations were inaugurated by Poojya Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on 31st August, 2014. To commemorate the Silver Jubilee Year, an ambitious project for gold covering the Dhwaja Sthambham (Kodimaram), in order to enhance the Deva Chaithanyam (Divine Aura) was executed. With the enormous support of Lord’s devotees, the gold covered Kodimaram was dedicated to the Lord as a unique offering of the devotees. The consecration of the gold covered Kodimaram was performed with elaborate thantric rites and rituals under the auspices of Thantri Brahmasri Puliyannur Sasi Namboodiripad on 30th May, 2014.
The Temple is managed by Arsha Dharma Parishad (Regd), an organisation registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
The temple complex was built on Kerala style of Architecture with two main gopurams at eastern and western sides. The sanctum sanctorum is separated into two chambers and houses the idols of Krishna and Bhagavati. Besides the main Krishna Temple, the complex contains small temples dedicated to Ganapati, Shiva and Ayyappa and a replica of Sarpa Kavu dedicated to Naga Devatas
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