MAMMIYUR DEVASWOM

      Guruvayoor in Chavakkad Taluk in Thrissur District of Kerala wherein Sree Mammiyur Devaswom situates was a part of Ponnani Taluk under the erstwhile Malabar District of Madras. The history of Kerala tells the stories of the invasion of Hyderali and Tippu sultan and the destruction of a good number of temples in Kerala including the Guruvayoor and Mammiyur Temples. Consequent on the defeat of Tippu sultan in 1792 AD, the Zamorin Raja of Kozhikode could regain his supremacy over the region including the Temples in Guruvayoor. Sree Mammiyur Temple was brought under the trusteeship and control of the Eralpad Raja, the second sthani Raja in Zamorin�s family. When the Madras HRE Board came into existence asper Madras HRE Act II of 1927, the Temple came under the supervisory control of the Madras HRE Board and transitionally under the Madras HR & CE Act 1951 and further under the HR & CE (Admn) Dept, Kozhikode since the formation of Kerala in 1956.

      But during the course of time and due to various social legislations and lack of proper administration, the Temple got into a poor state of affairs and therefore a committee consisting of the prominent local devotees was constituted in the year 1960-61 for the development activities in Temple. They under took various development programmes and completed the renovation work and finally conducted a Naveekaranakalasam in 1996.

      In the mean time a Scheme of administration was framed by the HR & CE (Admn) Department in the year 1991 and the administration was brought in to a Board of Trustees and the day to day administration was arranged to be carried out by an Executive Officer appointed by the Department. The Athirudhra Mahayagnam conducted in the temple directly by Devaswom in 1997 was a turning point and the temple has now turned into a great Vedic and ritualistic centre and has achieved the status of a prominent Mahakshetra in all respects.

      The Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (Administration) Department under the Government of Kerala was replaced and the Malabar Devaswom Board came into existence on 2nd October 2008. Now this Temple is coming under the Malabar Devaswom Board having Head quarters at Kozhikode. The day to day administration is carried out by the Executive Officer appointed by the Malabar Devaswom Board.