Main Temple

The main temple has seven sanctum sanctorums. The first is the Samadhi of our Poojya Gurudev, His Holiness Jagadguru Swami Sathyananda Saraswathiji Maharaj. Next to it is the Samadhi of His Gurudev, our Param Guru Brahmasree Neelakantha Gurupadar. Opposite the shrines of the Gurus is the shrine dedicated to the embodiment of the Guru principle, Lord Dattatraya. He is shown in his aspect of ‘Pandita Samadarshana’ i.e. seeing the same Self in both the holy cow as well as the lowly dog.

The Guru gives Knowledge to the disciple. So there is a unique shrine dedicated to the four Vedas which mean Knowledge and which are the main textual authority for all Hindus. Vedas were composed by Vyasa but needed the divine strength of Lord Ganpati to be written down. So, the magnificent Lord Mahaganapati graces the shrine next to the Vedas.

The Vedas are an embodiment of Goddess Saraswati who, along with all other forms of Devi, are represented by Sita Devi.  Where there is Prakriti there must be Purusha. Purusha is the Purushottam Lord Sree Rama enthroned in the main shrine along with His Consort Sita Devi. At the feet of the Lord is the King of Bhaktas, Lord Sree Anjaneya in His most humble form, as a Rama Dasa.

Sree Rama Chandra was an Avatar of the Treta Yuga. But in our own Kali Yuga the incarnation of the Lord was in the form of Ayyappa Swami. He is the Kali Yuga Rama. Just like Sree Rama, he was sent to the forest by His scheming step-mother, he was helped by Indra, and He wielded the bow and arrow. Ayyappa Swami’s shrine is opposite the Veda Mandir. The eighteen steps leading to union with Him are symbolic of the eighteen Puranas which were written to explain the esoteric truths of the Vedas.

Finally stands the model of the future vision of our Gurudeva, His Holiness Jagadguru Swami Sathyananda Saraswathiji Maharaj. It is the Virat Swaroop of Lord Hanuman in His Veer Bhav which He showed to Mother Sita in the Ashoka Vatika.

Daily morning and evening Pooja along with a daily Havan maintains a palpable feeling of divinity in the temple. Every Saturday evening, as well as on important holy days, there is the elaborate Sree Rama Pattabhisheka Pooja initiated by our Param Guru Brahmasree Neelakantha Gurupadar. It enacts the entire coronation ceremony of Lord Sree Rama on His return to Ayodhya.