Uttara Swami Malai Mandir/Temple

For those visitors who have been yearning for South Indian temples to visit soon, the Uttara Swami Malai Mandir/Temple can help them quench their thirst. This temple is dedicated to lord Swaminath and it uniquely blends the spirit of the south with a hill-top view and peacock statues. The best time to visit this temple is on a Saturday where you can see a long queue of devotees to experience the bliss and charm of this temple. In this temple, you can see the union of other temples like Sree Swaminatha Swami, Sree Karpaga Vinayakar, Sree Sundareswarar, Devi Meenakshi, The Navagraha Sannidhi, Sree Idumban Sannidhi, Sree Adi Sankara Hall and Silpa Kala Mandapam.

The Mandir has been named as Malai because of a combination of mountains and hills with the Mandir. In Tamil, the word Malai means hills and Mandir means temple. Dating back to the history, it is said that the temple came into existence in 1961 following a dream by one of his devotees in which Swamiji said that a temple would rise above the hill-locks and would transform into his abode. The specialty of this temple is in its making, like other temples in the world, it has not been constructed but assembled. You can witness the charm and the aura of south temples in this temple.

How to Reach Malai Mandir?

Being situated in sector 7 of RK Puram, one can easily reach this temple by metro. One can either get down at the Vasant Vihar and take an auto or taxi since the temple is around 2 km away from there. There are also alternate stations which can help you reach this place by getting down Munirka(around 3 km).

Timings of Malai Mandir?

In the summer days starting from March 1 to November 30th, the timings are from 6:30 AM. to 12:00 PM. and from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

1st. March to 31st. October
Krithigai, Shashti, Saturday, Sunday and Government Holidays
6:30 am to 12 noon
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
6:30 am to 12 noon
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Other Days
6:30 am to 11:00 am
5:30 pm to 9:00 pm


1st. November to 28th. February
Krithigai, Shashti, Saturday, Sunday and Government Holidays
7:00 am to 12 noon
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Other Days
7:00 am to 12 noon
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Dhanur Masam

17.12.2015 to 14.01.2016
Krithigai, Shashti, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Government Holidays
6:00 am to 12 noon
5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Other Days
6:00 am to 11 am
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Abhishekam Timings

Sree Vinayakar 8:18 am 5:45 pm
Sree Sundareswarar 8:30 am 6:00 pm
Sree Devi Meenakshi 8:45 am 6:15 pm
Sree Swaminatha Swami 9:00 am 6:30 pm
Sree Navagrahas 10:00 am
Sree Vishnu Durgai 
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 
Government Holidays
10:30 am
Other Days 10:00 am
Sree Idumban 10:30 am