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Guruvayur Krishna Temple

 

Guruvayur, 33km from Thrissur, is one of the most famous pilgrim centres in South India. It is also known as the Dwaraka of the south. The temple which dates back to the 16th Century, is dedicated to Lord Krishna who is known as Guruvayurappan here. Legend has it that the temple was created by Guru, the preceptor of the Devas and Vayu, the Lord of the winds.

The idol is said to have been worshipped by Lord Brahma himself at Dwaraka. It is at this temple Melpathur Narayana Bhattathiri composed his well-known Sanskrit devotional song, 'Narayaneeyam'. Thousands flock here every day with offerings.

Best Season:
Guruvayur, the Utsavam lasts for ten days. Beginning on the day of Pushya (the 8th asterism) in the month of Kumbham ( February-March), it ends after the Aarattu on the 10th day.

Emergency Details:
Guruvayur Devaswom
Guruvayur,
PIN 680 101,
Thrissur,
Kerala,
India
email - guruvayurdevaswom@vsnl.com

For more information about THRISSUR: [*00012989click here*]

Transport Terminals:
Guruvayur is well connected with the other parts of the country by road and rail. The National highway is passing through Kunnamkulam which is just 8 kms away from Guruvayur. The private bus stand is towards the 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 Guruvayur.

How to Reach:
Nearest Airport : Nedumbassery (87 km)
Nearest Railway Station : Guruvayoor ,enquiry: Ph: 2554300 2556820
Train timings: Ernakulam : 0720, 1120, 1305, 1720, 2125 hrs Nagarcoil : 2125 hrs (via Thiruvananthapuram) Thrissur : 0710, 1120, 1305, 1720, 2125 hrs

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