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Sri Aiyappan temple
 
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Moolavar: Aiyappan
  Urchavar:
  Amman / Thayar:
  Thala Virutcham:
  Theertham:
  Agamam / Pooja :
  Old year: 500 years old
  Historical Name:
  City: Raja annamalaipuram
  District: Chennai
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
   
     
 Festival:
     
  Makarajothi falling on the 1st day of Thai month corresponding almost to January 14 or a day before or after in some years with special abishek, alankaras to procession deity and lighting lamps on the 18 steps and Karthikai Deepam in November-December are the festivals celebrated in the temple.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  The temple has all the features of Sabarimala with Lord Kannimoola Ganapathy, Maligai Purathu Amman and Nagaraja shrines.  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. 
   
Address:
   
  Sri Aiyappan temple, Raja Annamalai Puram, Chennai.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91 
    
 General Information:
     
 

The flag post-Kodi Maram of the temple is 40 feet tall.  The meditation hall is so spacious to accommodate 1500 devotees.

 
     
 
Prayers
    
 

Devotees pray to Lord Aiyappa for peace of mind, happiness in life and realize their wishes in life.

 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  Devotees perform abishek and aaradhanas to Lo Lord Aiyappan with fragrant garlands. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
 

The temple is built following  Kerala style and tradition with 18 steps.  It is almost a replica of Sabarimala temple, hence, praised as North Sabarimala.  Devotees observe all fasting, carry Irumudi and sing bajans as they do for a pilgrimage to Sabarimal for the worship of Lord Aiyappa-Dharma Sastha.  They undertake feeding-Annadhanam.  They use the 18 steps with their Irumudis for the darshan of Lord.  There is a separate passage for those coming to the temple without Irumudi.

 

All pujas are performed in the temple as per rules in Sabarimala, the difference being that the Sabarimala temple is open only on specific days in a year, while Raja Annamalaipuram temple is open to devotees throughout the 365 days of the year.  The festivals begin from Karthikai first day in November with Mandala Pujas and Brahmmotsavam.  Devotees throng the temple not only from other parts of Tamilnadu but from all states of India.

 
     
  Temple History:
     
  Sri M A M Ramaswami belonging to the Chettinad Royal Family and noted industrialist of Tamilnadu, following all the rigid rules, took a pilgrimage to Sabarimala. Reaching the Sanctum Sanctorum of the temple, he lost himself in the handsomeness of Lord Aiyappa and determined that He be brought to Chennai to a temple he planned to build then.  It was rather his commitment in life which he duly translated into reality. Truly, the devotees visiting the temple not only enjoy the darshan of Lord Aiyappa but also experience the bliss abundantly available in this Chennai Aiyappan temple.  
     
Special Features:
     
  Miracle Based: The temple has all the features of Sabarimala with shrines of Lord Kannimoola Ganapathy, Mother Maligaipurathu Amman and Nagarajaswami.
 
     
 
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