Makara Mandala Festival
Friday 11th December 2009, from 6pm to 8pm.
Saturday 12th December 2009 from 6pm to 8pm
Welcome to Sri Ayyapan Temple
Canada Sri Ayyappan Hindu temple is a non-profit religious organization registered in 1994 in the province of Ontario. The goal of the organization is to have a traditional Hindu temple based on the preachings of Lord Ayyappa and to impart religious, educational and cultural values of Hindu Dharma to our community and future generations.
CANADA SRI AYYAPPAN TEMPLE
635 Middlefield Road,
Scarborough, ONTARIO. M1V 5B8
Phone : 416-321 6104
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Web site : www.ayyappan.com
Sri Ayyappan Temple
About the Pilgrimage: The devotee who wants to go to Sabarimala should speak truth, take only vegetarian food and remain a celibate by vow for a period of 41 days before the pilgrimage. On the way to Sabarimala Hills the pilgrim goes on repeating ''Saranam Ayyappa'' which means Ayyappa - you are my sole refuge throughout the journey. He carries many items like food grain, material for offering to God, clothes, blankets etc. He also wears a "Maala" string of beads around his neck. The journey to Sabarimala instills high...Continue Reading
About the Shrine: The shrine is open only during specific period in a year. It is open from Mid- November to Mid-January and for first five days of every Malayalam month.
The male pilgrims are called 'Ayyappan' and the female pilgrims are called 'Malikappuram'.
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Festivals: Makara Vilakku
The most important festival at the Ayyapppa temple on Sabarimala is Makara Vilakku. It is a seven-day festival, beginning on the day of Makara Sankranthi, the day when the sun is in summer solstice. According to legend, the idol of Dharma Shastha was enshrined in the temple on this day.
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