Sri Anna Nagar Ayyappa Temple which is located on Plot no.C-45, Second Avenue (New No.X42, 6th Main Road) in a central place on 40 cents land near the Visveswarayya Tower allotted to Sri Ayyappa Seva Samajam registered under Society Act 1976 under Societies Act 1959 by the Tamilnadu Housing Board during the year 1979. The members paid for the entire cost of the land. Samajam was formed as a secular body consisting of members from Hindu, Christian, and Muslim communities and with social and charitable objectives
The Samajam immediately after taking the procession of land from Tamilnadu Housing Board commenced a full-fledged medical center in a thatched shed and offered free treatment to patients. Annadhanam was also offered periodically to poor needy people. Members then expressed their keen desire to have a place for prayer and to foster universal brotherhood as their devotion to Lord Ayyappa on whose name Samajam was formed. Accordingly, members pooled their resources and started contributing small amounts every month to build the Ayyappa Temple in a portion of the land, Many members gave monthly contributions of Rs.10/- to Rs.100/- for this purpose.
Through continued efforts by members, they were able to mobilize about Rs.3 Lakh which formed the initial source of income for building an Ayyappa Temple to fulfill the Samajam members long felt desire. In recognition of the charitable activities of Samajam like poor feeding and other social charitable activities, the Income Tax department has granted exemption to Samajam's income under section 12A. This Temple was built and is being managed by Sri Ayyappa Seva Samajam, Annanagar (SASS) founded in the year 1976 on 20th June by a group of determined Ayyappa devotees in and around Annanagar, Chennai.
In the beginning, there was only a make-shift Temple in a Thatched roof shed along with a charitable medical center in another shed. With the enthusiastic support and commitment and five years of relentless efforts of the members of SASS backed by an abundance of divine grace, the construction of a full-fledged sannidhi, in consultation with the renowned Vasthu architect Sri. Kanipayyur Krishnan Namboodiri conforming to the traditional shastraic stipulations and designed in typical Kerala style was completed in May 1984. The kumbabishekam and consecration of Read More.