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Uttara Swami Malai Temple in New Delhi India

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Location: sector-07, R.K.Puram, New Delhi
Built in: 1973
Built By: Mahakumbhabhishekam
Dedicated to: Lord Swaminath
Phone:011 2617 5104
Fax: +91-11-26163373
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Significance: One of the most temple
Temple Timing: 6:30Am to 11:00Am ,5:00Pm to 9:00Pm
Visiting Timing: 1 hour
Best time to Visit: March to oct
Nearest Metro station : Dhaula Kuan Metro Station
Nearest Railway Station: Delhi station
Nearest Airport: Indira Gandhi Int.Airport ,Delhi

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Uttara Swami Malai Temple is located at sector-07, R.K.Puram, New Delhi.The temple was built in 1973 and built by Mahakumbhabhishekam.The temple is dedicated to Lord Swaminath who is generally referred to as Lord Murugan.UttaraSwami temple is also known as Malai temple. This temple is one of the most prominent temples of Delhi.The temple complex of Sree Uttara Swami Malai, reverentially named as “Malai Mandir” a harmoniously blended Tamil World “Malai” with the Hindi word “Mandir” by the people of Delhi, with Sree Swaminatha Swami as the Presiding Deity, has been attracting an increasing number of people of all classes of people from India and abroad year after year and has become an important landmark of Delhi. One of the slogans of Lord Swaminath is inscribed on a sign board outside the main temple complex in tamil which means “Whose afraid I'm there.” The malai temple is built using granite stone. The temple complex is built in accordance with the Chola style. The architecture of the temple reflects the designs of South India. All the main idols of the temple are made of black granite stone. Just after entering into the temple, on the left side one can find the idols of Lord Karpaga Vigner, Goddess Meenakshi, and Shri Sudreshwar who were elder brother, mother and father of Lord Swaminath. All the walls and roof of the temple are very beautifully decorated with wonderful art work. The idol of Meenakshi devi is very beautiful and wonderful. There is a temple of Navgraha on the right side of the temple of parents of Lord Swaminath. The Navgraha temple has the very beautiful idols of all the nine hindu graha and Lord Shani.
There is also a hall after a climbing a few staircase in the temple. The hall is magnificent and is named as Adi Swami hall. There is also an idol of Nag Devta on the right side of left staircase.The front staircase leads to the temple of Lord Swaminath, which is also the main temple of the complex. The walls of the temple are decorated with the paintings of various deities. The pillars of the temple have beautiful and wonderful designs of the south India. There are separate queues for males(left) and females(right) for the worship which is applicable everywhere in the temple.There is also a place on the right side where cultural programmes are organised from time to time.

History of  Uttara Swami Malai Temple

“Malai” word of Tamil language carries the meaning of “Hill”. Lord Swaminatha who is also known as Lord Murgan is the main deity of this temple. On the way to Palam, this temple is located. This temple is managed by south Indian population residing in the area. Various persons from Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam language speaking equally worship in this temple. The foundation of this temple was laid on 08 Sep 1965 the then Chief Minister of Tamilnadu Sri M. Bhaktavatsalam. On this occasion the then Prime Minister of India Late Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri was also present who presided over the ceremony. During 1973, Mahakumbhabhishekam was performed at this temple. During July 1995 another temple named Navgraha Temple was constructed near this temple. Adi Sankara hall of this temple was constructed and officially inaugurated during Nov 1997. Various religious functions were performed to expand the level of this temple till last 4 years. This temple is located at easy connectivity from all parts of the Delhi city. Lord Swaminatha has mounted on peacock. Various peacocks are habited around the temple area. This shows the devotion of even animals to Lord Swaminatha.

Architecture of Uttara Swami Malai Temple

Main seat of Lord Swaminatha is housed in the Garbhalaya of this temple. In general saying, this temple is called Sree Swaminatha Swami Temple. On the entrance of this temple a sign is posted and written in Tamil language. Motto of the temple is written on the board as no need to fear when lord is there. In Tamil the same is as “Yaamirukka Bayamain”. Carvings of this temple are fabulous and entire construction has been done in traditional Dravidian style of architecture. Gopuram of this temple is not too high but a mixed constructional style is clearly visible on exteriors and interiors of the temple. Walls have been supported with beautifully carved pillars. Granite has been used to construct this temple. The outlook of the temple is just like the construction done in the dynasty of Chola Kings. Architecture style of Gopuram is like Meenakshi Temple of Madurai.

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How To Reach Uttara Swami Malai Temple New Delhi

By Road : There are many public and private vehecals available to reach Uttara Swami Malai Temple in  New Delhi.

By Metro : The Nearest metro station is Dhaula Kuan, Aiims Metro Station and Green Park Metro Station Metro Station.

By Rail : The Nearest Railway station is Delhi railway station.

By Air : The Nearest Airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi.

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