Pilgrimage Tour

Guruvayur Temple in Thrissur, Kerala

Rich in history and famous in various folklores, Guruvayur Temple in Kerala, is believed to be one of the famous places of worship according to Hindu culture. Often referred to as Bhuloka Vaikunta, meaning "Vishnu's Holy Abode on Earth", various believers from all over the states flock in huge numbers here. The main deity here is Lord Guruvayurappa, which is said to be Lord Vishnu's majestic form at the time of Krishna's birth. This place is also called "The Dwarka of the South" due to Lord Krishna's massive presence spread throughout the temple. It is one of the main pilgrim hubs of Kerala and is open for Hindu believers only.

Guruvayur Temple is Famous For

According to local folklore, this temple was constructed by God Vayu, the God of Winds. The most astonishing aspect of the Guruvayur Temple remains to be the idol of Lord Unnikrishnan Guruvayur. The deity is made out of a unique mixture of Padala Anjanam, which is commonly used during ancient times. The construction of this temple is extremely simple; however, according to devotees, the spiritual charm in the premises is second to none.

Festivals/Events Celebrated at Guruvayur Temple in Kerala

Ulsavam is one of the biggest festivals celebrated at this temple. This takes place during Feb/March for ten days. Flag hoisting, elephant races, processions, poojas and delicious meals await the devotees during this fest.   Other than this, Vishu, Vaishka and Ashtami Rohini are other popular festivals celebrated at the Guruvayur Temple.

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