“Your help, however meagre it may be, will be a kindly thought of love from you. We respect all such small donations, and consider them as holy.”


 – Swami Chinmayananda

  • Preservation of Lord Ayyappa Temple

    Chinmaya Swayambhu Ayyappa Temple endeavour is in continued efforts to save ancient temples and Hindu traditions. The next big project is the restoration of Lord Ayyappa Read More

  • Temple Compound

    This fund is strictly meant for the upkeep and maintenance of all the temples in the compound. Within the Adi Sankara Nilayam is the ancient centuries old Swayambhu Ayyappa Read More

  • Greening Initiative at the

    To nourish our bond with nature, trees and Mother Earth we are creating a garden of Nakshatra trees and plants and you can be a part of it. Sponsor a nakshatra tree in the compound of Read More


Chinmaya Swayambhu Ayyappa Temple Ongoing Renovation

The Chinmaya Swayambhu Ayyappa Temple located in the vicinity of Adi Sankara Nilayam, the maternal birth home of Sri Adi Sankaracharya, is sacred and unique in its own way. The great seer Sri Adi Sankracharya and his holy mother Aryamba had offered their daily worship to this self-evolved idol. The centuries old temple originally belonged to Melpazhur Namboodiri family, the maternal ancestors of Sri Adi Sankaracharya, which was taken over by Chinmaya Mission in 1989. Since then, Chinmaya International Foundation (CIF) has tirelessly worked for the timely preservation and conservation of the temple complex. As part of this venture, we are proceeding with the restoration of this temple. More than a century old clay tiles on the temple roof are damaged which are being amended according to the heritage construction style.