Welcome to the Ayyappan Temple in Kangeyampalayam
The year 1981 has been significant in many ways in history. For the people of the hamlet of Kangayampalayam near SBRD Indian Air Force Station, the significance is more spiritual in nature than anything else. For it was in this year that the society “SRI AYYAPPA SEVA SANGHAM, Kangayampalayam” (founded in 1973) consecrated the SHREE AYYAPPAN TEMPLE at Kangayampalayam.
Even during those days the background of the devotees was Pan Indian because of the presence of Indian Air Force and related departments at Kangayampalayam. Every year, these devotees used to finish their rituals before they embark on the pilgrimage to Sabrimala, at a Vishnu Temple nearby. The need for an Ayyappa Temple was felt among the devotees whose thinking was beyond class, creed, cast and category. Thus was born Shree Ayyappa Temple at Kangayampalayam in 1981. Sri Kanippayyoor Krishnan Namboothirpal performed the “Kuttikalasa” after the completion of the necessary formalities. The Ashta bandha Kalasam and Kumbhabhishekam were performed on 13th July 1981by Brahma sri AUBLI KRISHNAN NAMBOODIRIPAD. Those who worked whole heartedly and tirelessly for the realization of the dream of many an Ayyappa devotee do not wish to announce their names, even now.
Daily Poojas are performed with utmost devotion and feelings and every Saturday, all the bhaktas who technically belong to various communities and religions get together for Bhajans, in the evening.
A residential area is incomplete without a temple as much as a body is incomplete without a soul. In this aspect, Shree Ayyappan Temple has been functioning as the soul of Kangayampalayam for the past 26 years. The Silver Jubilee was celebrated with much pomp and gaiety during 2007. Regular festivals are celebrated and “Annadhanam” is taken up every Saturday after Bhajans.