Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple, Guruvayoor

Guruvayur Temple is a Hindu temple committed to the Hindu lord, Guruvayurappan (four-armed form of the Lord Vishnu), placed in the city of Guruvayur in Kerala, India. It is one of the maximum crucial locations of worship for Hindus in Kerala and is often referred to as Bhuloka Vaikunta (Holy abode of Vishnu on this planet). The presiding deity of the Guruvayur Temple is Guruvayoorappan (Vishnu, worshipped in the form of his avatar Krishna). The critical icon is a 4-armed status Vishnu sporting the conch Panchajanya, the discus Sudarshana Chakra, the mace Kaumodaki, and a lotus with a Holy basil garland. This photograph represents the majestic shape of Vishnu as found out to Krishna’s parents Vasudeva and Devaki across the time of Krishna’s beginning. Worship proceeds in step with exercises laid down by means of Adi Shankara and later written officially within the Tantric way, the inter-non secular non secular motion that arose in medieval India, with the aid of Chennas Narayanan Nambudiri (born in 1427). The Chennas Nambudiris are the hereditary tantris (high priest) of the Guruvayur Temple.

The temple is managed via a unique Devaswom (Guruvayur Devaswom) underneath the manipulate of the authorities of Kerala. The main festivals of this temple are the ten-day competition inside the Malayalam month of Kumbham starting with flag hoisting on Pooyam superstar,Sri Krishna Janmashtami (Birthday of Lord Krishna) within the month of Chingam,Ekadasi (eleventh day) within the shukla paksha (brilliant fortnight) inside the month of Vrischikam, popularly referred to as as Guruvayur Ekadasi and Vishu on the primary day of the month of Medam, as soon as a harvest pageant.The temple’s sub-deities are Ganapathi, Ayyappan and Bhagavathi, and there are sub-temples each, one for Ganapathi and the alternative for Nagadevata close by the temple. One among its duplicate temples is Uttara Guruvayurappan Temple located at Mayur Vihar-1 in Delhi. The temple is devoted to Shri Krishna, who is worshipped as Guruvayurappan, the deity of the well-known Shri Krishna Temple in Guruvayur metropolis inside the kingdom of Kerala. The temple became founded on 17 might also 1983.

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How to reach

  • By Road: Guruvayoor is well connected with the other parts of the country by road and rail. The National highway ispassing through Kunnamkulam which is just 8 kms away from Guruvayoor. The private bus stand is towardsthe east of the temple, near Manjulal (the banyan tree). It is half an hour drive by car from Thrissur and busses ply every 5 minutes from Thrissur to Guruvayoor.Kerala Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) runs bus services from all major locations of the state and fewinter-state services. The bus stand is 500 meters to the west of the temple. Both KSRTC and private bussesoffer interstate services to all major South Indian cities like Madras, Madurai, Palani, Salem, Coimbatore,Thiruchandoor, Mysore, Mangalore, Uduppi, Mookambika etc.
  • By Train: Guruvayoor has got a railway station towards the east of the temple which is connected to the Madras-Mangalore main line at Thrissur. It has got computerised ticket booking facility and tickets can be booked toany locations from here. One from the Mangalore side can get down at the Kuttippram station. Regular busservices are available from there to Guruvayoor. Those from the Madras/Trivandrum side can get down atThrissur.
  • By Air: Kochi international airport (Nedumbassery) is 80 kms from Guruvayoor and the Calicut airport is 100 kmsaway. All major international flight services are operated from these air ports.
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How to reach

  • Nearest airport is Kochi International Airport
  • Nearest railway station is Thrissur¬†
  • Nearest bus stations are Kunnamkulam and Thrissur¬†
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