Pilgrim at Guruvayur


One of the most important Hindu pilgrim centers of India. Home to the Guruvayur Temple,one of the greatest Krishna shrines in the country and the second largest in terms of pilgrim arrivals. Every year, Guruvayur-which has an area of only 7.476 sq.Km and about 22,000 permanent residents-hosts three crore pilgrims, including those arriving for marriages and annaprasadams. Which has put the land as well as its people under tremendous strain. And necessitated the creation of an exclusive township.

Chetyalakkal Bhagavathy Temple

Thamarayur This Temple also is situated about 2 kms south of the Guruvayur Temple. The main idol of this temple is Bhadrakali.Kumbha bharani is the main festivals of this temple.

Thamarayur Ayyappa Vishnu Temples

Thamarayur This Temple also is situated about 2 kms north of the Guruvayur Temple. It was owned by the illam of the same name. The deity is Ayyappan. This Temple Administration was completely handed over by the local committee on 20th march 1996. The Temple, with its santhy and Kazhakam is being maintained by the Guruvayur Devaswom now.

Nenmini Ayyappankavu

Nenmini AyyappankavuThis Temple was formerly owned by Nenmini Mana and handed over to Guruvayur Devaswom with Balarama Temple on the 10th march 1989. This Temple is situated near Balarama Temple. Makayiram star day in Meena month is celebrated as foundation-day here.

Punnathur Temple

Punnathur TempleThe temple is inside the Punnathor Kotta “Anathavalam” nearly 3kms away from north side of the Guruvayur Temple. The Guruvayur Devaswom took possession of this temple from the Punnathore Kovilakam on 3rd march 1975.Vishnu and Bhagavathy are the deities here. Navarathri utsava is the most important event here. An annual prasna pariharam rates are also contacted every hereon the date decided by the Thanthri.

Nenmini Balarama Temple

Nenmini BalaramaThe temple for the Balarama is very rare. This is a temple 3kms east of the Guruvayur Temple. This temple was originally own by the Nenmini Mana. It was handed over to the Guruvayur Devaswom on 10th march 1989. Rohini in the month Medam is celebrated as a foundation-day. Many special rites are held from first to 12th day of vrischikam Ashtamirohini and navarathri pooja are also important.

Narayanankulangara Temple

The Temple is situated about 1 km away from Guruvayur Temple, towards north in Mammiyur Desam. It was formerly associated with the now extinct Nelliyur illam. In November 1993 the administration of this Temple was completly handed over by the local committee.

Thiruvenkidaachalapathy Temple

The Thiruvenkitachalapathy Temple situated at Thiruvenkitam desom which is a kilometer to the north east of the famous SreeKrishna Temple,Guruvayur is an ancient and unique shrine in many respects. The most notes worthy point is that the deity worshipped at this temple is the same Lord Thiruvenkitachalapathy worshipped at the world famous Tirumala Temple in Andrapradesh.

Sri Vana Durga Temple

Sree Parasurama Killed the Kshatriyas in 'Threda Yuga'. Then for the redemption of sin Gurus advice him, donate land to brahmanas. He pleasing the god 'Varuna' and create Keralam, handing over land as a gift to brahmanas and reside them, different may include especially 'Aryas' and North Keralites.

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