The Mini Sabarimala Temple, because of its resemblance to the holy Shrine of Shree Dharma Sasthra at Sabarimala crowning the Western Ghats in Kerala, has been attracting thousands of devotees from all over Mumbai and nearby areas throughout the year. Unlike Sabarimala temple in Kerala this Mumbai Sabarimala temple is opened for worship through out the year. In addition to the Deities of Shree Ayyappa and Shree ganapathy, there is temple for Shree Bhagavati and Nagadevathas as well. Shree Ayyappa Seva Sangham an organization of devotees of Lord Ayyappa, registered under Societies Registration Act 1860 and under Bombay Public trust act, 1950 are responsible for reconstructing, renovating, managing and maintaining the temple.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Peace of mind
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.
4:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.