The Subramanya Ayyappa Temple is the manifestation of Swami Vishnudevananda’s vision to have a place for people to come together to worship. A traditional South Indian Temple inaugurated in 1994, it attracts thousands of devotees throughout the year from all cultures and nationalities. Located in the Laurentian mountains, it is a unique space in North America, where visitors can enjoy the positive and peaceful vibrations of the Temple and its beautiful surroundings.
Kaavadi, or the Chariot Festival, is the busiest of all Temple events. On this auspicious Sunday, Lord Subramanya is taken out of the temple and carried by the devotees from the main Temple down to the airfield, where he is placed on a big chariot. The procession goes around the village of Val-Morin, with hundreds of people pulling the chariot, dancing, drumming and celebrating. It is a unique event in North America and worth participating in.
The program starts with a Saturday night puja at the Subramanya Temple, followed by the Sunday procession and a Monday morning puja at the temple, marking the conclusion of the Festival.