Generally temples have idols made of dark granite but the idol of Guruvayurappan is made out of a rare pataalanjana sila and hence extremely divine. This image of Lord Krishna was once worshipped by the supreme
Greatness Of Guruvayur Temple
Antiquity and history is make some temple, such as the one in Benares, glorious. Certain other temple owe their mahathmya to the geographical locate and importance of the place. Yet others become famous, as in the case of Konark and Khanjuraho, due to the rich and divine sculptures in them and certain others to the prathishta (Installation).
Guruvuyoor is entirely different from these. Guruvayur owes its mahathmya to the divinity of the locality, to the idol and also to the installation.