• Iyappan

Aiyappan Temple

The Aiyappan Temple is located in Saasthanagar and is dedicated to God Aiyappa. The devotees are greeted by a 42 feet tall flag pillar and the Balipeeta (a lotus shaped seat) at the entrance. The moolavar is God Aiyappa and is seen greeting the devotees with a smile. The Navagraha Shrine is on the left. God Vinayaka is seen to his right. There is also Dyana Mandapa - Prayer Hall - with facilities for devotees to prepare their pilgrimage to Sabarimala with their Irumudi. The speciality in the temple is the pooja performed to Sani Bhagwan for relief from sani dosham. The tickets for performing the Ghee Abishek in Sabarimala is issued in this temple. A special and an effective pooja for relief from Sani doshas is performed only in this Sasthanagar Aiyappan temple. The 42 feet tall flag pillar and the Balipeeta (a lotus shaped seat) welcome the devotee at the entrance. The Navagraha Shrine (shrine for the 9 planets) is on the left. God Aiyappa, the divine son of Hari-Hara, graces as a child in the temple as a smiling child. His beloved brother God Vinayaka is to his right. There are also Dyana Mandapa-Prayer Hall-with facilities for devotees to prepare their pilgrimage to Sabarimala with their Irumudies – a package with items as ghee filled coconuts etc. to be offered to the God at Sabarimala.

Significance

Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • To overcome obstacles in getting married
  • To do well in education
  • To overcome obstacles in having children
  • Relief from sani dosham
Shlokas

Om Bootha Nathaya Vidhmahe Bava Nandhanaya Dheemahe Tanno Sastha Prachodayaath

Meaning -We worship Lord Shiva's son, Ayyappa. Salutations to Saastha (Ayyappa). May Ayyappa encourage our creativity.

Mattha Mathanga Gamanam Karunyamrutha Pooritham Sarva Vigna Haram Devam Sastharam Pranamamyaham

Meaning -I salute Lord Ayyappa, who has an elephant's gait, who is compassionate and who destroys all obstacles.

Loka Veeryam Mahaa Poojyam Sarva Rakshaakaram Vibhum Parvathee Hirdya Anandham Saasthaaram Pranamaamyaham

Meaning -I bend down to Lord Shastha, who defends Dharma and Sastra and who brings happiness to Parvathi's heart, the fearless warrior that protects all, who has great glory and who warrants great admiration and devoted worship.

Bhoothanatha, Sadananda, Sarva Bhootha Daya Para, Raksha Raksha Maha Baho, Sasthre Thubham Namo Nama

Meaning -I offer my salutations to Lord Sastha, the master of all beings, who is infinitely every happy, who is merciful towards everyone, I pray, protect me great hero.

Timings

6 a.m. to 11 a.m. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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