Shadadhara Prathishta and Garbhanyasam of Lord Krishna (Guruvayurappan)

These rituals are performed before building the sreekovil, and involves installation of auspicious elements beneath the foundation (right below the Lord’s Prathishta). This is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity for all devotees to be part of and get blessed. [ read more … ]

Shadadhara Prathishta images

Temple construction updates

From fund raising for the building, receiving permit and letter of intent, to ground breaking and commencement of construction, and other updates [read more …]. Images and progress are updated regularly. [updated 5 July 2016]

Temple news and events

Karkkitaka Vavubali

This year’s KARKKITAKA VAVU Bali falls on Monday,  August 1st (which is also a holiday – Civic Holiday). For the convenience of all desiring to perform this once-in-a-year Bali, conducted in the auspicious month of Karkkitakam, the Temple will be...

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July 2016

02 Jul. Sat.         09:30 AM    Ishtaka Samarpanam and Naamajapam 04:30 PM – AYYAPPA POOJA (First Saturday of every calendar month) 03 Jul. Sun.         09:00 AM to 10:00 AM – Narayaneeyam Recital, 15 chapters (Dasakams) 10:30 AM   Ishtaka Samarpanam and Naamajapam...

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Any building that gets constructed in Brampton, a suburb of Toronto, should cater to the demand of not only the extreme winter but also match the architectural demand of the neighborhood. But when it comes to construction of a temple, many more factors need to be...

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GTOB Summer Workshop

During the summer of 2015, we had held an academic workshop in high-school mathematics, physics and chemistry, conducted by Dr. S. Sundararajan. These classes provided an opportunity to build foundation for these subjects, while preparing the students for the upcoming...

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Garbhanyasam – significance

ഗർഭന്യാസം ടൊറോൻറ്റോവിലെ ഒരു ചെറിയ കമ്യൂണിറ്റി വലിയ ഒരാഗ്രഹത്തെ ഗർഭന്യാസം ധരിച്ചിട്ട് കാലം കുറെയായി. അത് ഗുരുവായൂരപ്പൻറ്റെ ക്ഷേത്രം പണിയുക എന്ന ആഗ്രഹമാണ്. ആ ആഗ്രഹം സാക്ഷാത്കരിക്കാൻ പോകുന്ന സമയത്ത് പ്രാരംഭക്രിയകളിലൊന്നായ ഗർഭന്യാസത്തെ കുറിച്ച് എഴുതാൻ ശ്രമിക്കുകയാണ്...

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Vishu 2016

Vishu is celebrated on the first day of the Malayalam month of Medam. This year it falls on Thursday, 14th April 2016. The main ritual of Vishu is the Vishukkani (Kani Kanal or first sight). It is believed that viewing good things first on this day brings good luck...

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Significance of Shadadhara Prathishta

Construction of the Guruvayurappan Temple of Brampton in the traditional Kerala style is progressing rapidly. The latest and perhaps the most important phase of the effort, “Shadadhara Prathishta”, is scheduled to take place between 15 and 18 April 2016. The art of...

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Donations and loans

We are really grateful to the following donors who have supported the Temple Building Project by way of donations and interest bearing loans during the past few years. [read more …]

Management & Reporting

The Guruvayurappan Temple of Brampton (GToB) is run by the members through a Board of Directors, elected yearly. The Board is authorized to set administrative policies and guides the Management Committee [read more …]

Thirumeni (Chief Priest)

Thirumeni Divakaran NamboothiriShri Divakaran Namboothiri is the Chief priest and Thantri of the Guruvayurappan temple of Brampton. He hails from Kariannur Mana. The family members. [read more …]


medallionThe Guruvayurappan Temple of Brampton (GToB) has minted an exclusive and unique medallion. A very limited quantity of only 1500 serially numbered medallions has been made. [read more …]

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