Swamiye Saranam Ayyappa! Nallekkavu Ayyappan temple is situated in Chithali of Palakkad district in Kerala. This is a very ancient temple established to protect harvest and bring goodness to people. Main deity of this glorious temple is Lord Ayyappa - surrounded by lush green paddy fields, tall coconut trees, a beautiful pond with crystal clear water, and wrapped by natural divine breeze. Other deities in the temple are of Lord Vishnu, Ganesha, Nagas and Durga devi. It is believed and experienced that offering earnest prayers to deities in this temple gets you his blessings physically, mentally and removes all barriers that hinders the path to success. Directions to Chithali Ayyappa Swamy temple... A Note on Chithali: Apart from the beautiful temple, lush greeneries, and valleys, this village is also known for its cattle race conducted during Onam Festival. Swamiye Saranam Ayyappa!
Sankat Mochan Hanuman temple is in the Mount Madonna Center at Watsonville, Santa Cruz county, California. Sankat Mochan means one who removes all sorrows, pain, and suffering. Lord Hanuman is believed to influence the destiny of a devotee in way that no other deity would. The Prathishta ceremony of the temple was performed in 2003. This Hanuman temple was inspired and built by Sri Baba Hari Dass. In 2001, students of Baba Hari Dass returned from India with a beautiful idol of Lord Hanuman. On seeing the statue, Baba wrote on his board, “It needs a Temple”. He walked to the ceremonial site at the center and scratched out with his foot a location for the temple and then, the digging for the temple construction began. The temple is located away from the hustle and bustle of the city in a calm and serene atmosphere. A road trip to the temple is like a trip through the woods. Visitors to the temple can meditate in peace. Temple Pooja: Arati is performed at the temple daily at 6:30 a.m.