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History Of the temple

Prior to the formation of Sree Ayyappa Seva Sangham, Keralites residing at Jodhpur since 1976 expressed their aspiration to establish a place to worship Lord Ayyappa who is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.

This famous place of worship in the Sun city became a reality  by the untiring and selfless efforts of Sree Ayyappa Seva Sangham, Jodhpur which was formed mainly by 11 members with Prof. C. Radhakrishna Menon as its President and Shri A. R. Narayanan Nair as its Secretary. The Sangham has accordingly been registered in the year 1981 under the Act of Government of Rajasthan.


With prolonged hard work and sacrifice, Sangham succeeded in acquiring a land at Ratanada Extension, for the construction of temple.  Due to lack of funds, temple could not be constructed completely and in the meanwhile as an alternate a temporary shed was built, since then the devotees continued to worship the photograph of Lord Ayyappa regularly, especially on Saturday.  Daily rituals (Pooja and Archana) were also held during Mandala MakraVilakku celebrations. 

Financial stringencies and other circumstantial difficulties were faced by the Sangham during these periods, but unflinching support of all communities collective and concerted efforts, Sangham thus succeeded in constructing Sree Ayyappa temple in 1996.  Initially a suitable site for the construction was earmarked.  Then gradually construction of the temple was accomplished according to the Vedic and Vastu Shastra norms. At this juncture we wish to express our gratitude towards the great soul of Late Shri B.K. Pillai, the then Secretary of Sree Ayyappa Seva Sangham for his contribution in overcoming unseen obstructions and dynamic efforts for materialising the dream of Keralites residing in Jodhpur for having a place for worshipping Lord Ayyappa.

Here Lord Sree Ayyappa is the main deity, followed by other deities consisting of Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva, Lord Krishna, Lord Kartikeya, Goddess Durga and Nagaraja.  All the idols are carved out of Krishna-sila (black stones) by professional masons from Kerala but for the idol of Lord Sree Ayyappa which is made in Panch Dhatu (a mix of five base metals).               

The installation and consecration ceremony of the idols was held on 13th to 15th March 1996, by the Chief Priest of Sabarimala, Late Brahmashree Kantaru Neelkantharu in association with his team.  Every year as a mark of it, annual functions were regularly celebrated.  According to divine wishes, Punapratistha Programme was being held in the month of 'Meenam, Uttram Nakshatram' (March), and since then every year the Annual consecration ceremony is celebrated on the same day with devotional programmes including Saptaha Yajna, Kalasha Pooja, Kalashabhishek, accompanied by performance like varieties of chendamelam, thalappoli, mayoora nritham, etc., by artists from Kerala which is witnessed by devotees from far and wide.

 

 



Daily Temple Timings
Morning Evening
Monday
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Friday
5:30 AM
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9:00 AM
5:30 PM
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8:45 PM
Saturday,
Sunday &
Public Holidays
5:30 AM
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10:00 AM
5:30 PM
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9:00 PM
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