Location of A Mound
For Construction of The Temple
In 1961, a small mound was noticed by the devotees in the then undeveloped Ramakrishnapuram. The devotees felt that the mound could be a suitable location for building a temple for the Lord . It was the same year, the Kumbhabhishekam of Lord Vinayakar temple was performed in Sarojini Nagar . Both the places are not very far from each other. Coincidentally, a devotee had a dream on the day of the dream, a venerable very old man was deemed to have appeared before the devotee and asked the latter to lead him to the place of his abode .
The devotee took the totrering old him to some distance . The old man , at that stage , pointed out a mound at some distance , as his place of abode, thanked the devotee for the assistance and disappeared all of a sudden. The next day, the devotee gathered his fellow devotees who were all interested in building the temple and led them all to the mound , he was supposed to have seen in the dream, the previous night , in the company of the old man. Lo and behold! It was the same mound that had been located a few days earlier, by the devotees , as suitable for the construction of a temple for the Lord . What further coincidence of a temple for the Lord. What further coincidence could one surmise than that Lord Swaminatha Himself had manifested before the devotee and confirmed duly the location that had been in the minds of his devotees.
The mound as it was seen in 1961
Another elevation of the mound . The short tree seen has now growing big and is near the idumban temple (Insert)
The structure seen on the mound has a legend. It seems that one Surajmal wanted to build a rest house for himself It seems that in Indraprasta days there was a temple for Lord Siva at that place . His father had a dream about the existence of the temple. He dissuaded his son to stop the construction which he did.
It was against this background and other facts placed before him that his Holiness the Paramacharya of the Holy Kanchi Kama Koti Peetam , Blessed the commencement of the Temple Project , in principle . His benediction in 1961, proved a good augury for the subsequent course of events , over the years.Its should be started, in this context , that top of the hillock in North India, admirably conforms to the traditional practice of building temple for the Lord on hillocks in South India- the homogeneous religious and cultural unity of India, was thus to be maintained and preserved. Approiately , it came to be named as Uttara Swami malai complementary to the well known sacred Dakshina Swamimalai , built several centuries ago , on an evevanted place.
Historicity of The Mound
An unexpected further coincidence , hitherto unknown,also came to the notice of the devotees at that time . Shri Ramachandra Dikshitar, then Deputy Director General of Archaeology got verified from the Physical map of Delhi Whether the mound could have some special significance or historicity . He found that there was a mark "R.P." on the map , to indicate that it was once a religous place of worship . How significant these two letter "R" and "P" were will be shown elsewhere , in the succeeding Paragarphs.