The presiding Deity of Uttara Swami Malai Temple complex in New Delhi consecrated on the 7th of June ,1973, as Lord Sivaskanda Murthy popularly worshipped as Lord Swakanda Swami . The construction of the temple complex has a Lord chequered history of nearly thirty years . Lord Siva Skanda Murthy has been a personal God to since a handful of ardent Bhaktas commenced celebrating the Sree Skanda Shashti festival from the year 1944, in New Delhi. As the years rolled-by, Sree Shanmukhananda Sangeeta Sabha, formed in 1949, took over the celebrations, as a public function ,in the year 1950 .
The devotion to the Lord swelled and gathered momentum and in 1955, a South Indian industrialist and philanthropist from Patna, a fervent devotee , offered to pay for a metal icon of Lord Subramania with Valli and Devasena , for worship and taking them in a Procession ,each year at the end of the festival . The Sabha had, however , no proper place for installing the idols and conducting the daily proojas. Nevertheless , the devotes did not lose heart but commenced searching for a temple for Lord Swaminatha Swami.
Sree Swaminatha Swami or Subramania or more popularly and Commonly ,called as Murugan , Shanmukan , Arumugan or Kandan in South India, is known as Lord Kartikeya in Northen India. There are, however , temple exclusively for Lord Kartikeya as the Presiding Deity , in the North . the temples dedicated to the Lord in South India are usually built on a hill or hillock or an elevated spot Tirupparamkundram , Palani , and Tiruttani on hillocks Swamimalai on an elevated spot Tiruchendur on the sea coast are the well known ones for their sanctitiy and dignity and have a long cherished religious history . They are also associated with famous saints and savant who lived and created deeply devotional religious literature and songs , sung in many a home.