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Sri Muthu Maari Ambal Temple, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

1314 Britannia Road East,
Mississauga, Ontario
L4W 1C8
(905) - 795 – 8389

 All times given here are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
On special days time will be adjusted accordingly.

Opening Time

8:30AM to 12:30PM
6:00PM to 8:30PM

Puja Time
Morning Puja:
Noon Puja:
Evening Puja:

About Us
Temple History

Sri Muthumaari Ambal Temple is a registered, non-profit religious institution which was established in 1997 to assist the Mississauga’s Hindu community with worshiping needs. The temple was visioned and founded by Swami Someshwarakurkkal who sought to build a temple that accurately followed the proper Agama.

The temple began to flourish and grow rapidly with devotees shortly after opening and so it seemed reasonable that it be moved to a much bigger location. However, due to various economic complications, this dream was unattainable at that moment. After some time, the temple had prospered and thrived in abundance of devotees making it mandatory for expansion. As result, in 2005, Sri Muthumaari Ambal Temple relocated itself from Dixie/Dundas to Dixie/Britannia East.  

Many devotees willingly gave what they can afford to help with the constructions of alters for the deities. The overall design was assembled by the well recognized Mr. Jeyaraja. With his team of helpers, he consulted the temple’s religious experts and trustees and was successfully able to design a temple that was both aesthetical to the eyes and in accordance with the Agama.

On June 26, 2005, the Maha Kumbabhishekam was performed and all was welcome to participate in this extraordinary event. In November, 2006, the temple had built an alter for Aiyappan.

This temple is very well known for following proper Agama, just as it is specified in the ancient scriptures of Hinduism. Furthermore, the temple is known for its punctuality and its organized manner while performing puja and prayers. The temple celebrates and conducts special puja for over 180 festivals throughout the year. Sri Muthumaari Ambal Temple is managed and administered by a very trustworthy and efficient board of Trustees.


Sri Muthumaari Ambal Temple has two main alters that are the main focus for the temple: Sri Muthumaari Ambal and Harihara Puththirar (Aiyanar). For each of these two deities, there are ten days of festival every year where special puja will be done to praise them and to be blessed.

Furthermore, the temple also holds separate alters for Lord Ganesh, Lord Murugan, Lord Shiva, Meenatchi Ambal, Navagraka and Biravar. Recently, a separate alter was built for Aiyappan. Many festivals are celebrated throughout the year, to worship all these deities.

Brief mythologies and descriptions of the deities are presented below.

History of Sri Muthumaari Ambal

Often one reads in Hindu mythologies, about the countless battles between Thevar (angels) and Asurar (demons). In other words, it is the battle between good and evil. Eventually, through God’s grace the good always triumphs over the evil.

In one such battle, Thevar became victorious and the furious Asurar endured pain and suffering for many years.  Not knowing how to seek revenge, they plotted and carried out numerous plots unsuccessfully. In hearing the Asurar’s plead, their guru, Sugkirarshshariyar, decides to aid them by spreading severe fever, smallpox, chickenpox, measles and various other illnesses among the Thevar. Unable to bear the throbbing pain, the Thevar sought out to Lord Siva to relief them from the suffering.

In order to help the Thevar, Lord Siva created an Amman by harnessing the holy light from his body and the coolness of the Moon and Ganga together. He called her Sithalaambikai. Hence, Sithala means coolness and rain.

Lord Siva, first, showed Parvathi his creation and taught her the mantra for Sithalaambikai. Secondly, he taught the Thevar the mantra and told them to praise her with it. Sithalaambikai was enchanted, as the Thevar prayed and uttered her mantra. She relieved the Thevar from all their illnesses and troubles and took them on as hers. She blessed the Thevar with great prosperity and happiness. Since, Sithalaambikai cured the Thevar of disease such as smallpox, chickenpox, and measles.  She was called Muthumaari.

By worshipping Muthmaari ambal, one is liberated from troubles, deprivation, poverty, and many severe illnesses. One will seek prosperity, success and happiness in the physical and spiritual world and be given a chance to repent for the bad karmas committed through their life span.


Sri Muthu Maari Ambal Temple
A Registered Religious and Charitable Organization
1314 Britannia Road East, Mississauga, Ontario L4W 1C8
(Nearest intersection: Dixie & Britannia)
Telephone: 905-795-8389

1.      When coming on Dixie Road turn West on Britannia Road East
2.      On the Britannia Road, to the left side you will see a building with number 1320
3.      Enter into the parking lot of this building
4.      Drive to the end of the parking lot and you will see 1314, which is the Temple.

If you are having difficulties finding the Temple location, please give us a call.
(905) 795 8389

1314 Britannia Road East,
Mississauga, Ontario
L4W 1C8
(905) - 795 - 8389
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Swami SomeshwaraKurukkal

Sri Muthu Maari Ambal Temple
A Registered Religous and Charitable Organization

1314 Britannia Road East
Mississauga, ON
L4W 1C8
905 - 795 - 8389


Om Tat Sat

(My humble  salutations to the great devotees ,  wikisources  and Pilgrimage tourist guide for the collection )


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