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Guruvayur Temple Devaswom

The small pilgrimage town of Guruvayur is located in the Thrissur district of Kerala. Known as the ‘Dwarka of the south’ this town is one of the most religious places of Kerala and India Itself. Guruvayur is the holy abode one of the most important of Hindu deities, Lord Krishna. Also called ‘Bhooloka Vaikuntham’ which means ‘holy abode of Lord Vishnu of earth’, the Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple is the fourth biggest temple of India in terms of the number of devotees who visit it each day.
Endowed with scenic beauty and serene environment, this place holds high regards in the life of religious Hindus. Decorated with the garland of holy basil (tulsi) and a pearl necklace the idol of Lord Krishna, situated in this temple is the main attraction for the fact that this idol was worshipped by Lord Brahma himself. The idol has four arms, each carrying a conch, Sudarshan chakra, the mace and a lotus. Legend has it that guru found a floating lord Krishna statue, which he installed at this place with the help of Vayu (the wind god).

The word Guruvayur is derived from three words – Guru (the Brahma), Vayu (the wind god) and Our (land). The temple is run according to strict and rigid Hindu customs. Non- Hindus are not allowed inside the temple. The Guruvayur temple is also the birthplace of one of the popular folk dances of Kerala – the Krishnattam Kali. Hence it is also an important centre of promoting Carnatic music and other traditional dances.
Every day thousands of pilgrims, ranging from children to aged and youngsters, flock to this place. Even marriages are solemnised in this holy temple. Built-in a simple way, different from the usual south Indian style of temple architecture, the importance of this place lies in the faith of god rather than its physical appearance.

Guruvayur Temple Timmings

  • 3.00 Am in the Morning Guruvayur TEMPLE OPENS 
  • 3.00am to 3.30am : Nirmalyam
  • 3.20am to 3.30am : Oilabhishekam, Vakacharthu, Sankhabhishekam
  • 3.30am to 4.15am : Malar Nivedyam, Alankaram
  •  4.15am to 4.30am : Usha Nivedyam
  •  4.30am to 6.15am : Ethirettu pooja, Usha pooja
  • 7.15am to 9.00am :  Seeveli,Palabhishekam,Navakabhishekam, Pantheeradi Nivedyam, and Pooja
  • 11.30am to 12.30pm : Ucha pooja

TEMPLE CLOSEING Time BETWEEN 1.30PM AND 4.30PM 

AND REOPENS AT 4.30 PM Evening

  • 4.30pm to 5.00pm  : Seeveli
  •  6.00pm to 6.45pm : Deeparadhana
  • 7.30pm to 7.45pm : Athazha pooja Nivedyam
  • 7.45pm to 8.15pm : Athazha pooja
  • 8.45pm to 9.00pm : Athazha seeveli
  • 9.00pm to 9.15pm : Thrippuka, Olavayana
  • 9.15pm                     : Sreekovil

*The timings given are approximate. It may vary if there is Udayasthamana pooja or on certain special occasions.

Places to Visit in Guruvayur

Other important places of interest of Guruvayoor tourism are: Kaladi- the birthplace of Sri Adi Shankaracharya, India’s foremost philosopher saints, Punnathur Kota which is an ancient fort that houses 40 elephants, the pleasant beach of Chavakkad. This small town is also famous for its grand festivals celebrated with much fanfare. The Pooram festival celebrated at Vaddakkunnath temple, Shivratri, Onam, Guruvayur Ekadasi and Chembai Sangeetholsavam, the annual Carnatic music festival are some of the major festivals of this place.

How to Reach Guruvayur


Guruvayur can be reached by rail, road and airways. The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport about 87 km away and the nearest railway station is Guruvayur Railway station. Buses are taxis are also available from various towns and cities of Kerala. Decent places of accommodation are also available. The convenience of the devotees are well taken
care of.

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