Ayyappan Temple, Chennai
Temple

Ayyappan Temple

Rank 21
Ranked 21 of 81,
Sightseeing
in Chennai
Ayyappan Temple
Average Rating
4.5/ 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review

What travellers are saying about this Sightseeing

Experience scale
  • Excellent 0
  • Very Good 0
  • Good 1
  • Average 0
  • Below Average 0
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase

1 traveller review for Ayyappan Temple

WRITE A REVIEW
Sort by:
Nishitha K n
  • Nishitha K n
  • Lives in Mysore
  • 523 Reviews

"Kerala style architecture temple"

  • 4.50/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
Temple is built in typical Kerala style architecture which is very beautiful . This temple is dedicated to lord Aiyappa. Temple surrounding is not so well maintained. Apart from this it is beautiful temple More
  • Was this review useful?
  • YES
  • Be the first to vote.

About Ayyappan Temple

    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 4.00 AM - 9.00 PM , Saturday: 4.00 AM - 9.00 PM , Sunday: 4.00 AM - 9.00 PM , Public Holidays: 4.00 AM - 9.00 PM

The Ayyappan Temple at Raja Annamalaipuram is a popular pilgrim centre of Chennai. The temple is a fine example of the Kerala style of temple architecture and is built on the lines of the revered Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala. Constructed on a site donated by Rajah Sir Muthiah Chettiar of Chettinad and maintained by his illustrious son, M. A. M. Ramaswami, the temple has a beautiful Panchaloha idol of the presiding deity, Lord Ayyappa of Sabarimala. Sri Guruvayurappan, Sri Devi are also enshrined here. The temple priests are Keralites who conduct puja in the traditional Keralite fashion. Like the original temple at Sabarimala, this temple also has 18 steps leading up to it.

Unlike the temple in Sabarimala, which remains closed for most of the year except during festival time, the temple at Rajah Annamalaipuram is open throughout the year. The temple has sub-shrines dedicated to Sri Maha Ganapathi, Sri Nagaraja, Sri Maligaipurathu Amman (Manja Matha), and other "Parivara Devatas".

Mandala Puja is the main festival when devotees throng to the temple to offer prayers. The temple comes alive with music performances, religious discourses and cultural events during festivals and other important days.

More »

Other sightseeing options in Chennai

Hotels near Ayyappan Temple

Hotel
Savera Hotel
50 Reviews
Hotel
Residency Towers
31 Reviews
Hotel
Taj Coromandel
26 Reviews
Hotel
GRT Grand
28 Reviews

Best time to visit Chennai with family

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Chennai Packages

Beach
Vivanta by Taj - Chennai 11250 Per Person 3 days & 2 nights VIEW DETAILS
Darshan
Wealth based Temple Trip 39300 Per Person 4 days & 3 nights VIEW DETAILS
Darshan
Navagraha Temple Tour 43450 Per Person 3 days & 2 nights VIEW DETAILS

Have you been to Ayyappan Temple?

- Posted by
1 of
Find and read reviews of friends who have been to Ayyappan Temple.

Sign-up for FREE to Instantly personalise HolidayIQ.com and know all your friends activities