Guruvayur - Guruvayur Temple

Guruvayur - Guruvayur Temple

Guruvayur temple is dedicated to the Hindu god, Vishnu and is located in the town, Guruvayur of Kerala. The Guruvayur temple is an ancient temple built around 2000 years ago is often referred as Bhuloka Vaikunta which means the ‘Earthly Abode of Lord Vishnu’. The presiding idol in the Guruvayur temple is Unnikrishnan. The idol is believed to have been made by the Lord himself and given to his devotee Uthava living in Dwaraka. Parents bring their children here for feeding them their first solid food. The deity presiding here is not made of metal or stone but a mixture called Padala Anjanam. The Lord can be seen here in the form of a child showing the entire universe to his mother Yasodha. Wedding ceremonies are a common happening in this temple as it is believed that a couple who gets married here lives a happy, long life together

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Best Time to Visit Entry Time Visiting Hours Entrance Fee
Throughout the year. 3.00 am to 12.30 pm and 4.30 am to 9.15 pm 1 to 2 hours No

Availability of Guides :-

A trip with a travel agency will ensure a guide who takes you through the Guruvayur Temple.

Shopping:-

Small shops in the temple sell exquisite souvenirs

Activities:-

Praying

Adventure:-

None

Relaxation:-

Letting yourself wrapped in the spiritual

Famous for:-

Ancient temple, pilgrimage

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