The Uttara Guruvayurappan Temple which is located in Mayur Vihar, Phase - 1, is one of the most revered temples of Delhi especially for the Malyalee community who lives in and around Delhi. The temple is an exact replica of the original Guruvayurappan Temple which is situated at Kerala. on October 2, 1986, Sankracharya laid the foundation of this temple. According to the temple officials, a Kashmiri widow owned the land where the temple is built. It was allotted to the Temple by the DDA. The lady wanted to build a temple on it. Her wish could not be fulfilled as the DDA took over the land. After many years the daughter of the original landowner came looking for the land. She found to her surprise, that the land had been allotted to a temple. She donated Rs. 40, 000 towards the construction of the temple. Her name is carved on the canopy of the Ayyappa shrine to respect and remember her contribution. During the initial years, only a boundary wall and the main sanctorum was there, but now the temple has evolved into socio-religious cultural hub. The sacred premises pulls in a large number of devotees every day to offer worship to deities like lord Krishna, Chottanikkara Bhagavathy (Devi), Lord Vigneswara, Lord Shiva and Lord Ayyappa. One can see the sacred precincts of the temple as they enter from the main gate. You will see a window on the right hand for buying offerings to the deities and booking special poojas. Going further inside the temple on the right hand side around the temple, you see the "Gokulam" a double-storey building, which houses the temple priests and dignitaries coming from different places. There is a cultural complex called "Panchajanya" for holding cultural programs. It is a spacious, well designed modern auditorium on the ground floor and has an equally big and ornate hall on the first floor.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For successful wedding
- For succeeding in education
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.
Winter (October 1 - March 31) The temple is opened from: 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Summer (April 1 - September 30) The temple is opened from: 5:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.