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Ayyapan Temple


Sree Ayyappa Temple is located at Bakthavatchalapuram near Avadi bus depot and railway station. Lord Ayyappa is the presiding deity of this temple.

History of The Temple

This temple came in to existence in a small shed and today it has grown roots and turned into a place of worship for 1000’s of Ayyappa Bhakthas in and around Avadi, Chennai.

It was group of Keralites working in a Central defence establishment who started the Pooja Sangh way back in the year 1966. They used to render bhajans before a portrait of Ayyappa Swamy. The Ayyappan Vilakku pooja soon followed suit and has, since then, been an annual event. Sustained yet selfless efforts of devotees resulted in the registration of the Hari Hara Sutha Seva Sangham in the year 1968. The Shadadhara pratishta was performed by the Chief Priest of the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple, Brahma Sree Thanthri Neelakantaru, on February 22nd 1988.

Since then poojas and rituals at the temple are being performed in accordance with the traditional customs adopted by the Sabarimala shrine. Thousands of devotees throng the temple during the Mandalam period. The temple provides those undertaking pilgrimage to the Sabarimala shrine with the sacred Irumudi Kettu. The Avadi Municipality, in a mark of respect to the deity and noble efforts of the temple trust, has named the street leading to the temple Bhaktavalsapuram

Pooja Timings

Nirmalya Darsanam – 05:20 am to 05:30 am
Abhishekams /Ganapathi Homam – 05:20 am to 06:00 am
Pushpanjali / Archana – 06:00 am to 06:30 am
Ushapooja, Seeveli – 06:30 am to 07:15 am
Pushpanjali / Archana – 07:15 am to 10:15 am
Uchapooja, Seeveli – 10:15 am to 10:45 am
Pushpanjali / Archana – 05:45 pm to 06:30 pm
Deeparadhana – 06:30 pm to 07:00 pm
Pushpanjali / Archana – 07:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Athazhapooja, Seeveli – 08:00 pm to 08:30 pm8
Harivarasanam 08:30PM-09:00PM

How to Reach Bakthavatchalapuram Ayyapan Temple


The nearest airport is Chennai Airport.


The nearest railway station is Avadi Railway Station. However Chennai Central Rail Way Station is major railway station that is 21 KM away from Avadi.


The nearest bus stand is at Avadi.

Temple Address

Ayyapan Temple,
Ayyappan Koil St, Bakthavatchalapuram,
Avadi, Chennai, Tamil Nadu,
Pincode – 600054.


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

  • Salvation
  • Wealth
  • Relief from diseases
  • Purchase of vehicles
  • Gain Knowledge

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.


The temple is open from 6 A.M to 9 P.M

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