Sree Uttara Swami Malai situated in Ramakrishnapuram Sector 7,New Delhi, includes the temples of Sree Swaminatha Swami, Sree Karpaga Vinayakar, Sree Sundareswarar, Devi Meenakshi, Sree Adi Mahanakshi, Sree Adi Sana, a variety of products.
The temple complex reverently called "Malai Mandir" is a Tamil word harmoniously combined "Malai" (Mountain / Hill) with the Hindi word "Mandir" (Temple) of the people of Delhi, with Sree Swaminatha Swami as the Deity President, and has been attracting an increasing number of people from all classes of people from India and abroad year after year, and has become an important landmark of Delhi. This temple reflects the best of the glory and grandeur of the architecture of South India.
The temple complex of the Deity President was consecrated and the Maha Kumbhabhishekam was held on June 7, 1973. The Sree Karpaga Vinayakar temple, Sree Sundareswarar and Devi Meenakshi were consecrated and the Maha Kumbhabhishekam was held on June 13, 1990. The Navagraha Sannidhi together with an Idumban Sannidhi was consecrated on July 7, 1995. The Sree Adi Sankara Hall was inaugurated on November 9, 1997. The third Punarudharana, Ashtabhandhana, Swarna Rajathabhandana Mahakumbhabhishekam of the temple was held on June 27. , 2001
Year of 2007 was unique in the annals of the Temple. An Eka Koti Archana was performed with all solemnity and intense devotion. Some crore recitals of the sacred Namavalis of Lord Swaminatha Swami pronounced in unison and harmonious unison by twelve Sivacharyas learned continuously for 120 days, for the benefit not only of the devout participants, but also of the people in general, the country and especially the humanity as a whole. It is the fervent belief of the devotees that with the successful completion of the Archanas Eka Koti, the sanctity and dignity of the temple have multiplied.
ARCHITECTURE OF TEMPLE
The main temple within that complex, formally called Sree Swaminatha Swami Temple, houses the sanctum sanctorum of Lord Swaminatha. It is located on the top of a small mound in Sector-7 R.K. Puram and overlooking Vasant Vihar in southwest Delhi. This is in keeping with the tradition of locating the Murugan temples in the hills. The sign outside the main temple is written in Tamil, proclaiming the motto of Lord Swaminatha, "Yaamirukka Bayamain" which means "Why fear when I am there?". The temple is built entirely of granite, and recalls the Chola style of the temple architecture of South India.
The complex contains temples dedicated to Sree Karpaga Vinayagar (Lord Swaminatha's elder brother), Sree Sundareswarar (father of Lord Swaminatha) and Devi Meenakshi (mother of Lord Swaminatha). These subsidiary temples are inspired by the Pandya style of temple architecture of South India, as can be seen in the historic Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai, Tamil Nadu.
In the Hindu religion, the peacock is considered the mount or vahana of Lord Swaminatha. Consequently, the temple has adopted a peacock as its mascot. This peacock can be seen and heard among the trees and foliage within the temple grounds. This is a very beautiful temple, it has a touch of South India and the South Indians visit this lot of temples.