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Guruvayoor Temple Pilgrimage Tour
Guruvayoor Temple History:
Guruvayoor temple history is said to date back to Lord Krishna? time. It is believed that Krishna? foremost disciple Udhava was constructed by him to reinstall the idol of Lord Vishnu which he had installed at Dwaraka due to which Guruvayoor Temple Pilgrimage tour is in high demand . The place was selected by Guru Brihaspathi. Udhava collected the idol of guruvayoor kesavan from the submerged Dwaraka Brahaspathi and Vayu and travelled all over India with the help of Parasuram and finally found a lake in Kerala due to which Guruvayoor Temple Pilgrimage tour has great value for the pilgrims. It is believed that Lord chose the image of little Krishna (Unnikrishna) for the temple of Guruvayoor. There are idols of other deities like Ganapathi, Sastha and Bhagavathi at Guruvayoor Temple Pilgrimage tour.
According to the Guruvayoor temple history, the place selected for the installation was sacred by the presence of Lord Shiva. Even Shri Aadi Shankara who never believed in idol worshiping, was forced to come down and stay at Guruvayoor and worship Lord for 41 days.
Guruvayoor temple history tells that around 500 years ago, the temple of guruvayoor kesavan was renovated by a Pandya king. In 1970 almost all the temple except the Shreekovil was destroyed because of a fire. On the eastern side there is a 33 feet tall Gopuram and on western side it is 27 feet tall.
Reaching Out To Guruvayoor Temple:
Nedumbassery, Kochi international airport is 80 kms from Guruvayoor temple and the Calicut airport is 100 kms away.
There is a railway station towards the east of the temple which is connected to the Madras-Mangalore main line at Thrissur. Kuttippram station is also near on Mangalore side.
Guruvapoor is well connected to the rest of the country by road. National highway passing through Kunnamkulam is 8 kms away from Guruvayaoor. There is a private bus stand near Manjulal towards the east of the temple. Kerala Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) runs bus services from all major locations of the state.
Guruvayoor Temple Timings And Trust :
Guruvayoor Temple trust is one of the richest trust in the world and it owns 68 elephants . The trust is known for its collection of elepahants. The ?lephant Runis one of the major events and festivals held at the shrine.
According to the guruvayoor temple timings is that it opens at 3.00 a.m. According to the guruvayoor temple timings temple is closed between 1.30 p.m. and 4.30 pm and reopens at 4.30 p.m. for the visitors.
Guruvayoor temple photos have motivated many to visit the place as it is located in the centre of a lake and the idol is of the little krishna. Tourists visiting the spot are seen taking Guruvayoor temple photos to carry as a memento for their loved ones. The pilgrimage site has pulled many Hindus and people from other religion visiting the temple. Guruvayoor temple photos are available in the local market also. Due to the ethnic and scenic beauty many people are seen purchasing Guruvayoor temple photos
The Guruvayoor temple trust earns Rs. 3 crore every month, out of which Rs. 2 crore is spend on rituals and maintenance of the temple. The temple trust also take the responsibility of getting marry atleast 100 couples every year.
The best time for Guruvayoor temple timings is during between November and February.
Some Of The Famous Tourist Places Near Guruvayoor Kesavan Temple Are:
Athirapally and Vazhachal Waterfalls
Cheruthuruthy (Kerala Kalamandalam)
Guruvayoor Temple Five Star And Budget Hotels:
Guruvayoor Kesavan Tourism Office:
For Guruvayoor temple the Department of Tourism Office is located at Park View, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala - 695 033 Phone : + 91-471-2321132