Uttara Swami Malai TempleSri Uttara Swami Malai Temple premise has temples constructed in the memory of Sri Swaminatha Swami, Sri Sundareswarar, Sri Karpaga Vinayakar and Minakshi Devi.
Swami Malai Temple of New Delhi has now become an important land mark located at the edge of N.C.T. The main deity of Swami Malai Mandir is Lord Swaminatha who is popularly known as Lord Murugan, the most worshipped God of Hindus of Telugu, Tamil and Kannada communities.
History of Swami Malai TempleThe place where one of the most popular and the most visited south Indian Temples of north India got constructed, it was a place fringed by berry trees and there was a small village named Vasant Gaon very close to it.
The stone or Shila to construct the main idol of Lord Swaminatha was acquired in 1967 on June 2nd and Shila Sangraham Ceremony was organized at Tirunelveli where Arulnandi Tambiran Swamigal from Tirupanandal and Sankaracharya from Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham gave their blessings.
The “Mahakumbhabhishekham” Ceremony of the main temple, Sree Swaminatha Swami Temple was arranged on 7th June, 1973 and the temple got sanctified. Sanctification and Mahakumbhabhishekham Ceremony of other three temples were done on 13th June 1990.
On the same day sanctification of another temple, Idumban Swami temple was done and Kumbhabhishekham Ceremonies for both he temples were done. On November 9th 1995, Adi Sankara Hall got inaugurated.
Architecture of Swami Malai TempleThe “garbha griha” or sanctum sanctorum of the temple has the idol of Lord Swaminatha. Like other temples of Lord Murugan, this is also located on the top of a hill. Outside the main temple some words are written in Tamil Language.
After the foundation stone ceremony of the temple which happened in 1965 on 8th September, about 75 carvers and sculptures started their work at the work center located at Walajabad. They used to carve and dress the granite stones to be used to build the temple. Their work continued for about four years and then these carved stones were sent to Delhi to assemble the temple.
The temple of Swami Malai in New Delhi is not built rather it is an assembled temple. About 900 huge stones are assembled together and they are kept together without using any cement or mortar. The crevices of these stones were filled using the paste of lime, sand, molasses and fruit juice together.
Sree Swaminatha Swami Seva Samaj
Address: Uttara Swamimalai
Sector 7, R.K.Puram
New Delhi - 110022
Phone No.: 011 2617 5104 / 011 2616 2273
Email Id: malaimandir@rediffmail.
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