Legends of Guruvayur Temple

Kururamma, Villwamangalam II & the Lord

Kururamma was a childless widow. She adopted Unnikrishna as her son and gave Him a lot of motherly love. Villwamangalam also saw the Lord in the form of Unnikrishna but the Lord always

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The Lord’s Partiality for Poonthanam

PoonthanamThough Poonthanam and Melpathur were great devotees of Lord Guruvayurappan, Poonthanam, a great poet, who wrote his verses in the vernacular, was famous for his bhakthi where

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Melpathur Humbled

poonthanamThe Jnanapana (means the song of wisdom) written in simple Malayalam is Poonthanam's greatest work. Melpathur was the most knowledgeable and learned man of that time. Poonthanam showed the

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The Lord as Mangattachan

Poonthanam a devout devotee of the Lord who used to walk about 100 kilometers to take darshan of Guruvayurappan every month. Once on his way, he was attacked by some robbers. Sensing the

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Anayottam or Elephant Race

AanayottamOnce Guruvayur was a Keezhedam of Thrikanamathilakam (Trikkunavay). The festival of Trikkunavay used to finish two days before the beginning of Guruvayur Utsavam. The elephants used to come

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Manjulal

ManjulalManjulal was a virtuous and devout girl belong to Variyar caste Every night she used to bring garlands for the Lord. One day she was late and the temple got closed. She could reach only up to the banyan tree

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Devotion of Nenmini Unni

Once there was a priest at Guruvayur temple named Nenmini Namboodiri. There was only one priest on those days. He had to go out on an urgent and unavoidable situation. He told his 12 year old

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Sankaracharya

SankaracharyaOnce Sankaracharya was on his aerial journey to Shringeri. While above Guruvayur he smiled at the pompousness and vivacity of the procession of Sreebhootha Bali (feeding celestial attendants) and tried to pass the temple without

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Villwamangalam's visions

Villwamangalam's devotion and dedication towards the Lord was such that he could have visions of the Lord, independent of the image. Wherever he went, he had visions. He visualised Vishnu, Siva, and in

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