Location of Uttara Swami Malai Temple
The temple is located in sector-07, R.K. Puram, New Delhi. This temple is one of the most well-known temples of Delhi.
History of Uttara Swami Malai Temple
The establishment stone for the construction of the temple was laid on September 8, 1965, by the then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Mr. Minjor Bhaktvastaslm. The Prime Minister of India, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri was also in attendance in that ceremony. The malai temple is built using sandstone. In Jun 7, 1973 the major temple for Lord Swaminatha - Sree Swaminatha Swami Temple - is sanctified and a Mahakumbhabhishekham was performed. In November 9, 1997 The Adi Sankara Hall was inaugurated.
Architecture of Uttara Swami Malai Temple
The main temple Sree Swaminatha Swami houses the workroom sanctorum of Lord Swaminatha. The temple complex is built in accordance with the Chola style. The architecture of the temple replicates 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 people can find the idols of Lord Karpaga Vigner, Goddess Meenakshi and Shri Sudreshwar. 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 very beautiful idols of all the nine Hindu graha and Lord Shani.
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