Yellagiri- Mangalam in the News

History of the House

Located in the lush green Yellagiri Hills in tranquil environments, Don Bosco – Idhayadeepam campus was founded in 1994 as the novitiate for the undivided province of Chennai through the generous assistance of Fr. Francis Guezou SDB (the founder and the builder of the Jolarpet & Yellagiri missions) and his benefactors -which today houses also the novices from the Tiruchy Province. As a formation house it draws its staff from both INM & INT provinces. Having been founded as an alternative to the Coimbatore – Vellakinar Don Bosco site, this place located on a hill station provides the ambience that is conducive to prayer and reflection for the novices.

ldayaDeepam Novitiate Mangalam
Yellagiri Hills 635 853
Vellore Dt.

(04179) 245 268 - House
(04179) 295 077 - Rector
95851 96655 - Rector
95851 36655 - Admin

Activities And Sectors

The Salesian community at Idaya Deepam Novitiate caters to the Salesian formation of the young novices who are discerning to accept God’s call and follow Him in the foot-steps of St. John Bosco.

Formation: Novitiate. Social Ministry: Oratories - Evening Study Centre - Camping Centre.

N Abraham Arul Jayam
N Antonyraj Anil Kumar
N Chinnappanarul Neethi Manickam
N David Hamlin Britto
N Giragori Gnana Selvan
N Joseph Jagadish
N Lourdusamy Kuzhanthai Yesu
N Mani Prasanth
N Mariadoss Arokia Raj
N Peter Alexander
N Raphael John Avinash

N Alexander Shaji Alex
N Alfred Shaji
N Amalraj Beny Martin
N Joseph Dinesh
N Karlose Abinesh
N Mariathason Sinto
N Mudiappan Edwin Raja
N Newton James Yogesh
N Sakayam Evetheen Vivek
N Thatheus Sahaya Flowrence Prasant


Yellagiri- Mangalam in the Photo Gallery

    House Head

    Contact person
    P Rayappan Pathiaraj

    Contact Person

    P Rayappan Pathiaraj
    call95851 96655

    Contact Details

    call(04179) 245 268
    location_cityldayaDeepam Novitiate Mangalam,
    Yellagiri Hills 635 853,
    Vellore Dt.


    P Rayappan Pathiaraj - R/Dn/PC
    S Arockia Vincent - PT 2
    P Mariadas Irudayaraj (INT) - V/Ds/Ic: Dy /YMC
    P Xavier Raj Selvaraj - A/Ic: Campsite
    P Lourdusamy John Rosario - Animator