The Sree Uttara Swami Malai temple is situated in Sector 7, Ramakrishnapuram, New Delhi. It comprises Sree Swaminatha Swami, Sree Karpaga Vinayakar, Sree Sundareswarar, Devi Meenakshi, The Navagraha Sannidhi, Sree Idumban Sannidhi, Sree Adi Sankara Hall and Silpa Kala Mandapam. The complex is named “Malai Mandir,” a harmoniously blended term comprising the Tamil word malai and the Hindi word Mandir.
About The Temple
The main temple within the complex, formally called Sree Swaminatha Swami Temple, houses the sanctum sanctorum of Lord Swaminatha. It is situated atop a small hillock in Sector-7 R.K. Puram and overlooking Vasant Vihar in South West Delhi. This is in keeping with the tradition of locating Murugan temples on hills. Besides the main Swaminatha Swami Temple, the complex contains temples dedicated to Sree Karpaga Vinayagar (elder brother of Lord Swaminatha), Sree Sundareswarar (father of Lord Swaminatha) and Devi Meenakshi (mother of Lord Swaminatha). These subsidiary temples draw inspiration from the Pandya style of South Indian Temple Architecture, as can be seen at the historic Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. In the Hindu religion, the peacock is considered Lord Swaminatha’s mount or vahana. Accordingly, the temple has adopted a peacock as its pet. This peacock can be seen and heard among the trees and foliage within the temple compound. This is very beautiful temple, it has touch of south India and south Indians visits this temple lot.
Legend and Stories
The temple complex of the Presiding Deity was consecrated and the Maha Kumbhabhishekam was performed on the 7th of June, 1973. The temple of Sree Karpaga Vinayakar, Sree Sundareswarar and Devi Meenakshi were consecrated and the Maha Kumbhabhishekam performed on the 13th June 1990. The Navagraha Sannidhi along with a Sannidhi of Idumban was consecrated on the 7th of July, 1995. Sree Adi Sankara Hall was inaugurated on the 9th of November, 1997. The third Punarudharana, Ashtabhandhana and the Swarna Rajathabhandana Mahakumbhabhishekam of the temple was performed on the 27th of June, 2001. The year 2007 was unique in the annals of the Temple. An Eka Koti Archana was performed with all solemnity and intense devotion. One crore recitals of the sacred Namavalis of Lord Swaminatha Swami uttered in the sonorous and harmonious unison by twelve learned Sivacharyas continuously for 120 days, for the benefit of not only the participating devotees, but also to the people at large, the country and above all humanity as a whole. It is the earnest belief of the devotees that with the successful completion of the Eka Koti Archanas, the sanctity and dignity of the temple has increased manifold.
As the years went by, the South Indian population increased manifold and the Shashti festival became very popular. The attendance swelled into thousands and the need for a temple began to be keenly felt.
During this period major part of the Lord Swaminatha rituals are performed. Archana, Aarti and Abhisekham are the daily pujas performed.
Delhi is well connected with domestic and international flights, to all the major cities within and outside India. Almost all the major airlines have their flights operating from Indira Gandhi International Airport at New Delhi. Domestic Airport connects Delhi to the major cities in India. The nearest railway station to Malai Mandir is Hazrath Nizamuddin Railway Station which is 9 KM away from Malai Mandir. The temple is present in Sector -7, Ramakrishnapuram. Delhi is well connected, by a network of roads and national highways, with all the major cities in India.
Sree Uttara Swami Malai Temple,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For serenity and peace
Shadaananam Chandana Liptha Gathram Mahorasam Divya Mayoora Vaahanam Rudrasya Soonum Suraloka Naatham Brahmanya Devam Charanam Prapadye
Meaning -I always take refuge in the 6 faced Lord Guha, who has sandal paste smeared over his body, who is broad-chested, whose vehicle is the peacock, who is Lord Shiva's son and who leads the army of the Devas.
Heyswami Natha Karunakara Dheenabandho Shree Parvatheesha Mukha Pankaja Padmabandho Shree Saadhi Devagana Poojitha Padha Padma Vallesa Nadha Mama Dehi Karaavalambham
Meaning -O! Merciful Lord Swaminatha, who cares for the poor, who is the sun to Lord Shiva's lotus face, whose lotus feet are acknowledged by Lord Vishnu and the others, Valli's Lord, please uplift me by lending me your hand.
Ariru Thadanthozh Vazhga Arumugam Vazhga Veppai Kooru Sei Thanivel Vazhga Kukkudum Vazhga Sevvel Yeriya Magnai Vazhga Aanai Thun Anangu Vazhga Maarila Valli Vazhga Vazhga Seer Adiyar Yellam
Meaning -Oh Muruga, we hail your 12 strong shoulders for they protect us from our enemies, we hail your 6 faces, we hail the Vel, your weapon that broke apart the Krounja mountain to reveal the asura in it. We hail the bird, the cock, that is part of your symbol in the flag. We hail your peacock, that takes you all over the world, we hail your consort Devyani, who was brought up by Indra's white elephant, Airavadam, we hail your other consort, the flawless Valli. And we hail your Bhaktas who worship you as a prayer.
Uruvai Aruvai Uladhai Iladhai Maruvai Malarai Maniyai Oliyai Karuvai Uyirai Gadhiyai Vidhiyai Guruvai Varuvai Arulvai Guhaney
Meaning -O Lord Muruga, you have form and you are formless, you have everything and have nothing, you who exist in the smallest, in flowers, in a bell's ring, in the light. You are the embryo, the life, destiny and fate. Bestow your blessings on us as our guru.
This temple Opening & Closing times is 5.00 AM and 10.00 PM.