Malayalee Temples outside Kerala

Anepalayam Sree Ayyappan Temple
This temple is situated 4 km away from M.G. Road, Bangalore towards Hosur road, near C.M.P compound. Sree Ayyappan is the presiding deity of the temple along with Lord Ganapathi and Devi as sub-deities. The daily worship and the tantric rituals are performed in accordance with the ancient Kerala tantric tradition.
Anna Nagar Sree Ayyappan temple, Chennai
It was in the year 1976 that the seeds were sowed for the Ayyappa temple in Anna Nagar, a well planned locality in the metropolis, by an ardent group of ayyappa devotees. The Temple has been attracting large number of devotees and particularly during the Mandalam-Makaravilakku season, the numbers have been increasingly thronging temple for Darshan, Maladharanam and Kettunira. For more information log on to
Anupuram Sree Ayyappan Temple
Anupuram Sri Ayyappan Temple is located about 70 kms southwest of Chennai in Tamil Nadu, close to the Atomic Energy nuclear establishments at Kalpakkam and 13 km south of the World Heritage Centre at Mammallapuram. The Sri Ayyappan Temple complex houses the main shrine of Lord Ayyappa, three sub-shrines of Sri Mahaganapathy, Sri Guruvayoorappan and Sri Durga Devi, thidappalli and valiambalam. Log on to
Ayyappagiri Sree Ayyappa Temple, Ambernath West
The temple complex at Ayyapagiri consists of Lord Ayyappa the presiding Deity and temples of Lord Ganapathy, Lord Guruvayoorappan, Lord Shiva, Devi, Navgraha and Nagaraja. For more information log on to
Bangur Nagar Sree Ayyappa Temple, Mumbai
The Ayyappa Cult instills a sense of oneness amongst the different casts and creeds. The Samgham acquired in December 1973 a piece of land at Bangur Nagar, Goregaon (W) a suburb of Mumbai. Separate temples (Sreekovils) were constructed for Lord Ayyappan, Lord Guruvayoorappan, Lord Ganapathy, Goddess Durga Devi and Lord Balamuruka. The temples were constructed in the traditional Kerala temple architecture under the supervision and guidance of Shri. Kanippayoor Krishnan Namboothiripad, an authority in temple architecture in Kerala. Consecration of the idols was performed on 26th May 1983 by Brahmashri Kantaru Maheshararu Thantri, Thazhamon Madam, Chenganoor, Kerala the Supreme Priest of Sabarimala.
Baroda Sree Ayyappan Temple (Gotri)
This Ayyappan Temple is managed by Ayyappa Seva Samiti (Regd.) Vadodara established in January 2004 and is situated in Vadodara district of Gujarat. Before that the Ayyappa Seva Samiti (Regd.) was conducting monthly pooja and annual Ayyappa pooja since last 40 years. This temple is fully constructed and maintained in traditional Kerala style. The main sreekovil is for Lord Ayyappa and sub shrines are for Lord MahaVishnu, Lord Ganapathy, Devi Durga, Navagrahas and Nagadevathas.
Bhilai Sree Ayyappa Temple, Chhattisgarh
Sree Ayyappa Temple is located in Sector-2, Bhilai, inside the township of Bhilai Steel Plant, Durg District, Chhattisgarh State. Ayyappa Seva Sangham is a spiritual organization renders continuous dedicated, religious and spiritual service to one and all Bhilains, since its inception in 1964. The Temple is administered by an elected committee of Sangham. The Temple constructed in Sabarimala style with 18 Pavithra Steps. Sreekovil constructed in Krishnasila, Teak Wood roof with copper sheet covering. For more information log on to
Bilaspur Sree Ayyappa Temple, Chhattisgarh
This Holy Shrine of Lord Sree Ayyappa is situated at Bharatiya Nagar (Presently Ayyappa Nagar), Bilaspur (CG)   about 5 kms away from Bilaspur Railway Station (SECR). The temple is administered by an elected body of Shree Ayyappa Sewa Samithi. Bilaspur Sree Ayyappa Temple is one of the biggest temples of this region having 18 Pavitra Steps following large number of rituals as per the Acharyas of Vedas followed especially in Kerala Temples.
Bisrampur Sree Ayyappa Temple, Chhattisgarh
Bisrampur is a small town situated in Surguja District of Chhattisgarh State.  Sree Ayyappa Mandir (Shaneeshwar Mandir), Bisrampur is proudly standing as hallmark news to the Chhattisgarh. The history of this temple started in the year 1981. This temple is one among the few temples in North India having Shadadhara Prathishta and Prathishta of Lord Ganesh as the Sub-deity. Mandala Pooja on the 41st day of the Mandala period, Makara Vilakku and Pranaprathishta Day are the most important festival days of this temple
Borivali Sree Ayyappa Temple, Mumbai
The presiding deities of the temple are Lord Mahavishnu - Lord Guruvayoorappan and the sub-deities are Lord Ganapathy, Lord Ayyappa and Goddess Devi. This temple complex is designed and built by the renowned temple architect Kanippayoor Kuttan Namboothiripad from components carved out of Krishna Sila specially brought from Kerala.
CBD Belapur Sree Ayyappa Temple, Navi Mumbai
It is the speciality of the temple that all the Ayyappa devotees can climb the Holy 18 Steps of the temple on every 1st day of all Malayalam months with coconuts filled with Ghee and the ghee is returned to the devotees after Abhishekam. Every year programme concludes with procession of Lord Sree Ayyappa all around CBD with all traditional rituals. Special Chenda Melam was also an important feature of this programme. Thalapoli, Kavadiattam and Ammankudam were also accompanied in the procession.
Chandigarh Sree Ayyappan Temple
The Ayyappan Temple at Sector 47-C, Chandigarh, was built by the Sree Ayyappa Samajam in 1991. The presiding deity is Lord Ayyappan. Lord Ganesha and Goddess Bhagavathy are the sub-deities.
Dehu Road Ayyappa Temple, Pune
Dehu, in Pune District of Maharashtra, is an ancient holy place, more prominently known as birth place of Sant Tukaram, having a railway station located between Talegaon and Chinchwad on Mumbai - Pune Railway route. It is about 22 kms away from Pune Railway Station towards Mumbai. The Dehu Road Ayyappa temple is located on a hillock, aptly called Sastha Hills on the banks of the holy Indrayani River, just opposite to Ordnance Factory on old Mumbai - Pune highway. For more information: Log on to:
Egmore Sree Ayyappa Temple, Chennai
Sree Ayyappa Prarthana Mandir Samithi, Egmore, as its very name suggests, is dedicated to Lord Ayyappa, the glorious benefactor, love to redeem the world from the ills and evils of Kaliyuga. The idol of Lord Ayyappa is housed in Pranava Mandhiram. Separate Garbha Grihas are provided for Lord Vinayaka, Lord Muruga, Nagaraja and Devi inside the Pranava Mandhiram.
Gandhidham (Kutch) Sree Ayyappan Temple
Sree Ayyappan Temple Gandhidham was registered as Ayyappa Pooja Samiti with the co-operation and financial assistance of peace loving community of Gandhidham – Kandla complex. The supreme power showered the choicest blessings on the devotees and the temple flourished with increased devotees.  Subsequently the deities of Lord Sree Krishnan, Lord Sree Murugan, Sree Hanuman, Navagraham and Serpent God were also installed with full Vedic rituals.
Gopalpura (Mahaveer Nagar) Sree Ayyappa Temple, Jaipur
Temple is situated in the heart of city i.e. 5 km from Airport, 9 km from Railway Station and Bus Stand. The construction of temple was completed by the end of 1985 and the installation of Lord Ayyappa was got performed on the auspicious day of Lord Ayyappa, i.e. Makara Vilakku day, the 14th January in 1986 by the then Thantri of the Temple Attupurathu Govindan Namboothiri. During Mandalakalam, 41 days continuous Bhajanas along with Prasada Oottu are being conducted every year
HAL Sree Ayyappa Temple, Bangalore
Sree Ayyappa Bhajana Sangham was registered under the Societies Act in 1971-72. HAL Management was very generous in allotting land for the temple in HAL Old Township. The plan for the temple, idol of Lord Ayyappa, Lord Ganesha and Goddess Devi were made by renowned temple architect Sri Kanippayyur Krishnan Namboothiripad. The foundation stone for the temple was laid on 27th October, 1976. The Prathishta of Lord Ayyappa, Lord Ganesha and Goddess Devi was performed on Punardham Star of Malayalam month Medam 1977.
Halol Sree Ayyappa Temple, Gujarat
Halol Sree Ayyappa temple is situated in the temple town surrounded with four well known Temple Dhams and one of the same got the World Heritage status. Shree Ayyappa Temple Trust (Regd.) Halol was formed in the year 2002. The main Sreekovil of lord Ayyappa is facing to west and sub shrines are for lord Ganapati, Devi Durga and Naga Devathas.
Hebbal Kempapura, Sree Ayyappa Temple, Bangalore
In the year 2002, the temple was constructed by the renowned temple architect Kanippayyur Kuttan Namboothiri under the guidance of former Sabarimala Thanthri Bhrahmashri Thazhamon Madom Kantararu Neelakandararu.  Lord Ayyappan is the main deity and Lord Ganapthy, Goddess Durga, Navagraha and Naga Devatha etc are the upadevathas.
Indore Sree Ayyappa Ganapathy Temple
The origin of the Ayyappa Ganapathy temple at Indore (Ahalya Nagar) came from the desire of the people from Kerala who were settled there, to have a place of worship where the Kerala rituals are followed. The consecration ceremony of Sree Dharmasastha and Sree Ganapathy was held on 13, 14, 15 April 1992 by Chennithala Puthillath Sri Madhavan Namboothiri.
J C Nagar Sree Ayyappan Temple, Bangalore
This famous temple is located at J.C Nagar in Bangalore. Sree Ayyappan is the presiding deity and Devi, Siva, Nagas; Ganapathy etc are the sub deities here. Thanthric rites are administered by Brahmasree Poothillam Narayanan Namboodiri. Three days of festival starting in the month of Makaram during the star Makairam.  Mandalavilakku, Vishu, Thiruvonam, Niraputhiri, Vinayak Chathurthi etc are the major festival celebrating in the temple.
Jalahalli Sree Ayyappan Temple, Bangalore
The first Ayyappa Shrine to have come up outside Kerala State is the temple at Jalahalli west, the installation ceremony of which was conducted in April 1967. Important festival season is Mandala-Makara Vilakku Mahotsavam period from 1st of Vrischikam to 1st of Makaram (17th November to 14th January).  Temple witnesses uncontrollable flow of devotees from far and near on all important festival days like Vishu, Ganesh Chathurthi, Onam, Deepavali, Mandala Vilakku-Makara Vilakku pooja days and Mahaguruthi Pooja day.  There is Annadanam, on all the 365 days. For more information log on to www.
Jamshedpur Sree Krishna Temple
The Sree Krishna Temple at Bhuvanagiri, in the Telco Colony, Jamshedpur was established in 1987 by the Keraleeya Adhyatmika Samithi. It is situated on top of a hill. The main deity of this temple is Lord Mahavishnu, in the form of Sree Krishna of guruvayoor.
K.K. Nagar Sree Ayyappan - Ghosala Krishnan Temple, Chennai
Sri Sastha Sangam, an Educational, Secular, Cultural Society formed with the sole motive of extending social services to the community, deserving and needy people by Life Members, purchased prime property, at PonnambalamSalai, K.K. Nagar (West), Chennai, from the Tamilnadu Housing Board. The Sangam, in pursuit of upholding and developing our culture, in the year 1990, built the Ayyappan Temple, centrally located between Ashok Nagar and Nesapakkam, for the easy and convenient reach of Devotees. The temple besides the main Ayyappan Shrine, has three more temples for Bhagavathy, Ganapathy and Ghosala Krishna. These are built in typical Kerala style, as well the poojas are conducted strictly as per the customary procedure at Sabarimala, duly guided by our able and eminent Thanthri Brahmasri Kuzhikattu Agnisarman Vasudevan Bhattathiripad.
Kalyan Sree Ayyappa Temple, Mumbai
The idols of Lord Ganesha, Lord Ayyappa, Lord Guruvayurappa and Goddess Devi were installed on 25th May 1994 according to ancient Vedic rites. Ever since the consecration of temple, as a part of Samaj’s cultural and other promotional activites, Annual Festivals like Pratishtapan Day, Mandala Pooja, Sreemath Bhagavatha Sapthaham (lately Sreemath Devi Bhagavatha Navaham Yagnam), Special Bhagavathi Seva are conducted and celebrated in a manner befitting its sanctity and divinity. Besides, Ramayanam, Manghat Bhajan and Rudrabhishekams are also conducted on a regular basis with utmost devotion and with all its splendour.
Kanjur Marg Sree Ayyappa Temple - Mini Sabarimala, Mumbai
Mini Sabarimala is Dharmasastha (Ayyappa) temple situated atop a hillock surrounded by hills and valleys within precincts of NCH colony, Kanjur Marg (West). The temple, a unique one by its resemblance to the Holy Shrine of Sree Dharmasastha at Sabarimala crowning the Western Ghats in Kerala, has been attracting thousands of devotees from all over Mumbai and nearby areas throughout the year, who find solace in the calm, peaceful and divine atmosphere. Unlike Sabarimala, this Mini Sabarimala temple is opened for worship throughout the year with Usha Pooja, Uccha Pooja and Athazha Pooja along with other routine and special poojas.
Kolar Gold Fields (KGF) Ayyappa Temple, Karnataka
The temple is administered by a Board of Trustees. The town can be reached from National Highway 4 (Bangalore-Chennai). From Bangalore take diversion to KGF at Kolar, from Chennai take diversion at Mulbagal. Nearest railway station is Bangarpet Junction on Bangalore-Chennai route. About 600 to 700 pilgrims from KGF visit Sabarimala every year. This temple is playing a significant part in the spread of adoration in this town.
Kollemcode Vattavila Sree Bhadrakali Temple, Kanyakumari
Sree Bhadrakali Temple is located at Kollemcode town panchayat of Kanyakumari district in Tamil Nadu. Kollemcode is a beautiful village, 30 kms away from Thiruvananthapuram and 65 kms away from Kanyakumari in the NH- 47.  The temple is surrounded all sides by the panoramic evergreen scenery of coconut trees and paddy fields. The presiding deities are Bhadra and Rudhra. Bhadra is elder and Rudra is younger.  The Sub-deities are Siva, Ganapathy, Nagaraja and Bhramarakshasu. For more information:  For more information: Log on to
Korba Sree Dharmasastha Temple, Chhattisgarh
The sacred temple of Sree Ayyappa is located at City Korba, District Korba in Chattisgarh. Korba is 39 kms from Champa Junction which is situated in the main rail route of Howrah-Bombay. The renovation work was completed in 2001 with Ayyapan as the Presiding Deity and Maha Ganapathi, Vanadurga, Bhadrakali, Yakshini, Nagaraja, Nagayakshi, Brahma Rakshas as Sub-deities surrounding the temple premises. This temple has become the one of the main places of worship of thousands of devotees of the near by area without caste, colour and creed. 
Lucknow Lord Ayyappa Temple
Across the River Gomati, on the trans-Gomati side, in the heart of the posh housing colony of Gomatinagar situates the Lord Ayyappa Temple which has become a focal point for worship not only for the Southerners here but also equally importantly for the local ethnic community. The shrine, built as per Kerala temple architecture and tradition under the guidance of Kanippayyur Krishnan Nampoothiripadu and Kuttan Nampoothiripadu, is unique in its style and look and integrates the essentials of vastu-shastra and thachu-shastra. The west facing double storied sanctum sanctorum of Lord Ayyappa is of apsidal ('Gajaprashtha') design, surrounding which in the Nalambalam were Lord Ganesha, Lord Shriram, Maa Vaishnodevi and Lord Shiva as upadevatas.
Madiwala Ayyappa Swamy Temple, Bangalore
The Madiwala Ayyappa Swamy Temple situated in the heart of garden city Bangalore. The other deities in the Temple are Lord Ganapathy, Lord Subramanya, Lord Vishnu, Lord Siva and Devi. Lord Madiwala Ayyappan is also well known as Kulanthai Daivam (Children’s God). The main specialties in this temple are the daily bhajans and annadhanam during the month of November till January 14th.
Mahalingapuram Sree Ayyappan Temple, Chennai
The famous Ayyappan-Guruvayurappan temples at Mahalingapuram in Chennai, maintained by Sree Ayyappa Bhaktha Sabha, Nungambakkam - a registered Society have become one of the important landmarks in Chennai City.  It is a separate temple in the same complex, dedicated exclusively for Lord Guruvayurappan.  Both the temples have separate Dhwajasthambams and annual Utsavams. The daily worship and rituals are conducted in traditional Kerala style and poojas are performed by Namboodiris brought from Kerala.
Malleswaram Sree Ayyappan Temple, Bangalore
This famous Ayyappan temple is located at Malleswaram in Bangalore. Ganapathy, Murukan, Devi, Navagrahas, Naga etc are sub deities here. Poojas are performed three times daily.
Mehsana Sree Ayyappa Temple, Gujarath
This temple is on the side of the Ahmedabad - Delhi Highway. There is the main shrine of Lord Ayyappa and two other shrines for Lord Ganapathi and Goddess Bhagavathy. A unique feature of this temple is that, as in Sabarimala, the temple closes at night with the recital of Harivarasanam.
Mulund (West) Sree Guruvayurappan Temple, Mumbai
An event of great religious and spiritual significance for the residents of Mulund was the installation (Prana Prathishta) of and consecration (Kumbhabhishekam) of the sacred shrines of Lord Guruvayurappan (facing East), Lord Dharmasastha (facing West), Goddess Sree Parasakthi (facing West) and Lord Vigneswara (facing East) at the Bhakta Sangham’s Temple Complex on 21st May 1986. The prathishta of Lord Guruvayurappan is unique in that it is Shadadhara Prathishta. All the Poojas and Aradhanas of the deities in the Temple are performed according to the traditional Kerala tantric style as in Guruvayur Temple.
Neyveli Sree Ayyappa Temple, Tamil Nadu
 The Swamy Sree Ayyappan Temple is located in the beautiful township of Neyveli which is a mini India due to mixed population from all parts of India. The Punchaloha idol was installed as Balalaya Prathishta in the year 1983, inside a Balalayam. Vishnu, Bhagavathi, Nagaraja and Navagraha were in installed as the sub-deities in the year 2005. Chuttambalam and Dwajaprathishta were completed and Kumbabhishekam was performed in 2006 January. The temple is a Mahakshethra today. Here the poojas are done in Thanthric system under the guidance of Temple Thanthri Bhrahmasree Sri Azhakath Sastrusarman Namboothiripad.
Nigdi Shree Krishna Mandir, Pune
The temple is near Bhakti - Shakti Chowk (circle) and near Nigdi Octroi Naka in old Mumbai - Pune Road. The Sanctum Sanctorum of Lord Vishnu (Shree Guruvayurappan) was installed in 1993. Outside the Sanctum Sanctorum, temple of upadevatas have been constructed such as Ganapathy, Ayyappan (Sastha), Hanuman, Devi, Sivan, Kartikeya and Naga Devata. The total land occupied for the temple complex is about 2 acres and the areas available are utilized for the shrine, marriage hall, parking and other purposes. The temple complex is as per the traditional Keralite Temple architecture.
Noida Sree Ayyappa Temple, UP
The sanctum sanctorum and the mukhamandapam, the front stage, were constructed with Krishna Shila brought from specially designated place in Kerala by the artisans under the able guidance of the great temple architect, Late Brahmasree Vezhaparambu Parameswaran Namboothiri. Sub-deities of Lord Ganesh, Goddess Durga, Nagaraja & Navagraha was installed on 2nd April 2007. All the religious rituals/poojas have been performed by Thanthri Brahmasree Padinjaredath Vishnu Bhattathiripad, Kerala.
Permbur Ayyappan Temple
This is one of the famous temples in Chennai located at Perambur. Sree Ayyappan is the presiding deity, facing west. Three poojas are performed and Thantric rites are administering the Thazhmun Madom. Mandala Vilakku, Ayiliya Pooja, Pallivetta, Arattu etc. are also celebrating in the temple.
Pochampally Sree Ayyappa Swamy Temple, Anthra Pradesh
The Pochampally Ayyappa Temple is situated in the famous Silk Saree manufacturing Village Pochampally and is 40 kilometers away from Hyderabad city.  The main deity is Lord Ayyappa and Ganapathy, Subramaniam and Nagaraja are Upadevatas. The temple and Naalambalam is constructed according to ancient Kerala temple Architect and made with copper, brass, Granite and wood carvings and golden Thazhikakudam.
Ponnuguruvayurappan Temple, Mumbai
This famous Guruvayurappan temple is situated at Dombivili East in Mumbai. Lord Guruvayurappan is the presiding deity and Ayyappan, Devi, Ganapathy etc are the sub deities here. Three poojas are performed daily. Thanthric rites are administered by Guruvayoor Satheeshan Namboodiri. Installation day is celebrating in a large scale lasting for four days starting from June 3rd every year.
Powai Sree Ayyappa Vishnu Temple, Mumbai
Powai Hari Om Nagar Shree Ayyappa Vishnu Temple, one of the renowned temples in Mumbai having unique structure depicting Kerala’s temple architecture and culture, is situated in the beautiful hilly area of Powai, opposite to IIT Bombay and just behind Hiranandani Hospital, Powai. The uniqueness of this famous temple is the equal importance given to both the main deities Lord Mahavishnu and Lord Ayyappa. The temple also has Dwaja Prathishta which was done simultaneously with main deities.  For more information: Log on to
Raipur Sree Dharmasastha Temple, Chhattisgarh
The presiding Deity is Lord Sree Ayyappa and the Sub-deities are Durga Devi, Ganapathy, Sree Krishnan, Hanuman, Sree Rama and Nagadevathas. The Temple celebrates 7 days festival with Kodiyettam on Makayiram star of Malayalam month Makaram every year and poojas are performed by Brahmasree Kandararu Mohanaru of Shabarimala. Every year Mandala Pooja will start from Vrichikam 1 to Makara Sankranti (51 days).
Saastha Samooham, Kolkata
Saastha Samooham, Kolkata is a place of worship of Lord Dharma Saastha. It is situated in South Kolkata, about 15 km from Howrah station. The main festival period is Mandala Kaalam when the Samooham provides the perfect ambience for the devotees bound for Sabarimala. For more information log on to
Sagaon Sree Ayyappa Temple
This temple is 3 km away from Dombivli Railway Station and situated at Sagaon, Manpada Road, Dombivli East. The temple is managed by Shree Ayyappa Seva Samajam. Sree Ayyappan is the presiding deity facing West and Shiva, Ganapathy, Subramanian are the sub-deities.
Sama Sree Ayyappa Temple, Baroda
The Malayalee community of Baroda formed the Ayyappa Seva Samithi in 1951 and started celebrating the Ayyappan Vilakku every year. This became an occasion for all Malayalees to meet and from that originated the desire to have a permanent temple here. This led to the establishment of the Ayyappa temple at Sama. Many eminent Malayalees under the able and dedicated leadership of Sri. Balan Nair (lovingly called ‘Achan’ by all), worked hard for making this dream come true. Under the leadership Sri. Mohan Nair who is the son of Sri. Balan Nair, the Ayyappa Trust was registered on 1st March 1990 and he permitted to use his house as the trust office. The construction of the temple was started in 1990 under the guidance of Thanthri Kunnathur Padinjaredathu Mana Brahmasree Vishnu Bhattathiripad and the vasthu expert Kanippayyoor Krishnan Namboothiripad. The installation of Sree Dharma Sastha as the presiding deity was held on 21st May 1991 (Uthram star in the Malayalam month of Edavam). Ganapathy, Vishnu, Bhagavathy and Subrahmanya were also installed as the sub-deities.
Selam, Sree Ayyappa Temple
Sri Ayyappa Ashramam of Salem is situated at the heart of the City in the joint junction of Chennai, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Highways on the Bangalore By – Pass Road. This Temple is designed as per Kerala Temple Architecture by Brahmashree Kanipayyur Krishnan Namboodiripad and Brahmashree Kanipayyur Kuttan Namboodiripad and constructed by V. Ganapthi Sthapathi, Chennai. Daily Poojas and rituals are conducted as per traditional Kerala Thanthric style.The main Deity is Ayyappan and sub-shrines are for Ganapathi, Bhagavathi, Murugan, Nava-Grahas and Nagadevathas
Silvassa Sree Ayyappa Temple
D.N.H. is one of the smallest union territories situated between Maharashtra and Gujarat. Silvassa is the capital of D.N.H.  Silvassa Ayyappa Temple has owned a place in the tourist map of DNH and attracts tourists in groups. Every year Ayyappa Seva Sangham, Silvassa is celebrating 41 days Mandala Pooja. During these days Sangham organizes Sreeemad Bhagavath Sapthaham, various cultural programmes and temple arts usually performed in temples in Kerala.   Mandala Pooja celebration concludes on 41st day with a mass procession with various Melams, Thalapoli etc.
Siva Guru Mahakshetram, Coimbatore
This famous temple is located at KNG Pudur in Coimbatore. The presiding deity is Siva and Guruvayoorappan has also given equal importance. Besides the main deities Devi, Ayyappan, Subrahmaniya, Navagrahas, Nagas, Vinayaka, Anjaneya etc are the sub deities.
Sree Dhanwanthari Mandir, Coimbatore
Dhanwanthari, the God of Life and Medicine, and one of the rare temples in the whole world was consecrated during 1977 April 26 at the heart of Coimbatore City in The Arya Vaidya Chikitsalayam campus. The traditional architectural science of Vasthu, Dhanwanthari Temple has Lord Dhanwanthari, the God of Medicine, as the main deity and other sub deities Durga, Bhagavathy, Sri Ayyappan, Hanuman, Brahmarakshs, Nagaraj, Uma Maheswarar, Lord Siva, Muruga, Ganapathy and Navagrahas.
Sree Narayana Mutt, Bangalore
The Sree Narayana Mission was established 7 years ago for the practice of high ideals like unity, charity and peace for all mankind. The teachings and way of life practiced by Gurudev led to the foundation of Sree Narayana Madam formed in the year in 2003 to organise the people who believe in the ideology of Sree Narayana Guru in India and particularly in Karnataka state. The Mission is headed by Dharmadhikari K. Subhash Chandar. This mission is started to unite and to uplift the poor people of the community. The aim behind the project is to provide education for mentally retarded, physically handicapped and children living in the streets. For more information: Log on to
Sree Sakthipanchakshari Naga Matha Temple, Coimbatore
Located at Sulur, off Coimbatore - Trichy Road, about 18 Kms from Coimbatore city, majestically stands the imposing Sree Sakthi Panchakshari Nagamatha Temple with Siva Kudumbham and Nagamatha (Bhuvaneswari) as the presiding Deities. The verdant planes in this location render splendour and serenity to this temple. This temple is developed, constructed and managed by a private charitable trust - Dynamic Divine Mission, Aluva in Kerala. Presence of Lord Naga Matha (Bhuvaneswari) as the original Aadhidevatha of the land besides the Lord Siva’s kripa drishti is pervading predominantly in this place.
The Asthika Samaj (Kochu Guruvayoor Temple), Mumbai
The Asthika Samaj was set up as a place of public worship in Matunga, Mumbai, India, in the year 1923 by adorning the sacred hall with a portrait of Lord Sree Ramachandra. Eventually in 1953, with the blessings of His Holiness Jagadguru Sankaracharya Swamigal of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, the temple attained its full fledged status by installation of idols of Lord Sree Ramachandra, Sitadevi, Lakshmanan and Hanuaman in a specially created Garbagriha.
Thrisakthi Amman Temple, Kanchipuram
Thrisakthi Amman Temple is located in a small, calm, and quiet village of Thazhambur, 1 km away from Navalur, a busy place with an urban look, in the Old Mahabalipuram road connecting Chennai, the capital city of Tamilnadu and Mahabalipuram, a tourist’s center noted for its sculptural marvels created by the Pallava kings. The distance from Chennai to the temple proper is about 25 kms and from the Chennai airport, about 30 kms by road.
Vartak Nagar Sree Ayyappan Temple, Mumbai
This is one of the famous temples in Mumbai located at Vartak Nagar in Mumbai. Sree Ayyappan is the presiding deity, facing west.  Three poojas are performed daily. This temple was constructed in traditional Kerala style under the guidance of Kanippayyur Krishnan Namboothiripadu. Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva are given equal importance at this temple together with Sreedharma Shastha. Besides, there are the deities of Devi, Ganapathi, Subrahmanian, Hanuman, Naga Devatha and Navagrahas. Devotees offer many special poojas every year.
Vasai Sree Sabarigiri Temple, Thane (Dist), Maharashtra
Sree Ayyappa Seva Samiti, Vasai (SASS), a Registered Charitable Trust is in the field of Human Welfare activities in Vasai since its inception in the early 1970s. Sree Sabarigiri Temple which was consecrated on 5th February, 1995 by the late Thantri revered Kalloor Narayanan Namboothiripad is a rare monument in Vasai. Lord Sree Ayyappan, Lord Sree Krishnan, Lord Sree Ganapathi, Lord Sree Subrahmanian, Goddess Durga Devi and Sree Nagaraja were also installed on the day. Later, Sree Navagraha installed on 6th February 2003 and Sree Mahadeva (Lord Shiva) installed on 15th January 2005. The Dwajaprathishta of the temple was conducted on 9th February 2011. People from all walks of life visit the temple and find solace to their problems.
Vasanth Nagar Sree Ayyappa Temple, Bangalore
This famous Ayyappa Swamy Temple is located in the heart of Bangalore city.  It is built in the model of Kerala temple. Since the temple is in the heart of the city it is easy to reach the temple.  The blessings of Lord Ayyappa and the co-operation among the devotees and people in charge of the administration of temple has led to the growth of the temple. The Guru Swamy Balan Nair’s devotion and hard work requires special mention.
Vasco Sree Ayyappa Temple, Goa
Sree Ayyappa Temple, Vasco is situated at Mangoor Hills about 2.5 kms from Vasco-da-Gama Railway station and 3 kms from Dabolim International Airport. The main Sreekovil of Lord Sree Ayyappa is facing to the Arabian Sea on the western side of the Mangoor Hills. The Upadeva prathishtas at the temple are of Lord Ganesh, Devi Santha Durga, Lord Subrahmanya, Sree Karuppaswamy, Nagaas and Navagrahams. For more information: Log on to
Vashi Sree Dharma Sastha Temple, Navi Mumbai
In 1998 on the Atham star of Malayalam month Medam, the Panchaloha statue of Sree Dharma Shastha was installed as the Presiding Deity along with those of Sree Ganapathy, Sree Durga Devi and Sree Parameswaran as the Sub-Deities. In every year Prathishta Mahotsav is celebrating on the Atham star of Malayalam month Medam. According to the astrological conclusions, separate temple was constructed for Sree Muruga in 2003. Later, in 2004 the installation of Navagrahas and Nagadevathas were done.
Vashi Vaikundam Sree Guruvayurappan Temple
The Sree Guruvayurappan Temple at Vashi, Navi Mumbai is popularly known as Vashi Vaikundam. This temple follows the poojas and rituals of the Guruvayoor temple like. Apart from the main deity, there are installations of Sree Ayyappa, Goddess Rajarajeswari, Maha Ganapathy, Sree Hanuman and Nagaraja. For more information log on to
Vasna Sree Ayyappa Temple, Ahmedabad
This Temple Complex, built and maintained in the traditional style of Kerala, stands in the outskirts of Ahmedabad. People from all walks of life visit this temple without the barrier of caste, creed, religion or region, which has thus turned, into a center fostering national integration through fraternity and devotion. Dedicated to Lord Shri Ayyappa on 23rd March at the hands of Thantri Bhrahmashree Kunnathur Padinjaredathu Manakkal Vishnu Bhattathirippad, this Temple Complex consists of shrines for Ganesha, Siva, Vishnu, Muruga, Anjaneya, Nagaraja, Durgadevi and Navagrahas.
Veera Desai Sree Krishna Temple, Andheri West
Maha Vishnu in the form of Sree Guruvayoorappan is the Presiding Deity and Sree Ganapati, Sree Ayyappan, Sree Bhuvaneswari, Sree Bhadrakali and Nagadevatas are the Sub Deities.  Sree Krishna Mandir at Veera Desai Road, Mumbai is a place of solace for thousands of devotees in and around Mumbai. Daily poojas are conducted in the traditional manner.
Virar Sree Ayyappa Temple, Thane
Virar Ayyappa Bhakta Mandal could achieve the sacred goal of temple construction in the year 2000 with the selfless and dedicated service of its members and the unstinted voluntary contributions from well wishers. The temple was constructed with eighteen steps (Pathinettupadi) like the temple at Lord’s original abode in Kerala. The Pranaprathishta (consecration of idol) was performed by the hands of Thanthri (Chief Priest) Brahmasree Peramangallur Manakkil Parameswaran Namboothiri on the auspicious day of Painkuni Uthram in the month of Meenam 1176 of Malayalam calendar (falls in the month of March/April of English calendar). The temple consists of Main Prathishtas of Lord Ayyappa and Lord Vishnu and Upadeva Prathishtas of Lord Ganesh, Shiva, Murugan (Kartik), Navagraha, Naga, Goddess Devi and a Sai Baba Temple at the entrance as a divine attraction.
Vyalikaval Ayyappa Swamy Temple
The famous Ayyappa swamy temple at Vyalikaval in Bangalore is maintained by Sree Sabarigirisha Seva Samithi Trust. The daily worship and rituals are conducted in traditional Kerala style as per the guidance given by the Thanthiri of Sabarimala. For more information log on to
Yeshwanthpur Sree Ayyappan Temple, Bangalore
The temple is conducting Mandala Makara Vilakku Mahotsavam, Parayeduppu, Ramayana Masacharanam, Bhagavathi Seva on all the Fridays, and Bhadrakali pooja on the second Tuesday of the Malayalam Month, and Vishnu pooja on the second Thursdays of the Malayalam Month, Sapthaham, Navaham, Ganesha Chathurthi, and Shivararthri Mahothsavam etc. with atmost spiritual atmosphere. Apart from this the temple trust stages various temple arts of Kerala and Karnataka to encourage the traditional arts and artists. The two main Sree Kovils are situated within the Chuttambalam along with the Upadevatha’s of Sree Maha Ganapathi, Sree Durga, Shree Subramanian and Shree Shiva. Naga Prathishta and Navagraha shall be installed outside the Chuttambalam.