Kilpauk Ayyappan Temple is a sacred shrine situated on the Landon's Road pavement, in Chennai
, Tamil Nadu
. It is regarded as the first Ayyappa temple to have been built in Chennai. The temple enshrines Lord Ayyappa
as the presiding deity.
Thousands of devotees visit the shrine every year during the Mandalam - Makaravilakku season for the ‘kettunira’ - the holy ghee for the Lord's abhisheks in Sabarimala Temple. The annual festival is celebrated here during December – January amid much pomp and splendor.
Chennai Egmore Railway Station is the closest major railway station.