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EXPLORE GURUVAYUR

image descriptionThe Guruvayur/Guruvayur Sreekrishna Temple is one of the most important and sacred pilgrim centers of Kerala, Located in the Guruvayur town of Thrissur district in Kerala, its easily accessible by road and rail. The presiding deity Mahavishnu, in standing posture with four hands carrying Sankhu (conch), Sudarashana Chakkram ( a serrated disk) lotus and mace. HE is worshiped as Balakrishna, the full avatar of Mahavishnu. The idol is made of a rare stone known as Patala Anjana. Lord Krishna concludes the Gita by the Assurance that "come and surrender unto me and seek refuge in me" I will absolve you of all your sins.


Major Temples Near Guruvayur

MAMMIYOOR SHIVA TEMPLE

The large Shiva Temple, is located just 500 meter from the main temple. Its believe Lord Shiva was the original owner of Guruvayur Temple and decided to relocate to current site to place the Vishnu idol in Guruvayur Temple. Hence its customary for all devotees visiting Guruvayur temple to visit Mammiyoor temple before leaving the town, to complete the pilgrimage. The temple is extremely famous for its large murals.


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PARTHASARATHY TEMPLE

Located within a kilometer from main temple, it's a must see temple, with its main shrine built in form a gigantic chariot and Lord Krishna sitting as Parthasarathy, advocating Gita to Arjuna. The main deities are Krishna reciting Holy Gita and Arjuna hearing it. Both idols are installed facing east. This temple was installed by Adi Sankaracharya.


THIRUVENKITACHALAPATHY TEMPLE

This temple is located near Parthasarathy Temple. This is also called 'Kerala Tirupati', as the main deity is Lord Venkateswara, who is another form of Lord Vishnu worshiped in the world famous Tirupati Temple. According to the legends, the temple was installed by Ramanujacharya, the founder of Vishishtadvaita philosophy, and later an idol of Goddess Bhadrakali was also installed.


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CHOWALLOR SIVAKSHETHRAM

Another famous Lord Siva temples situated just 4 km away from the Sreekrishna Temple on the way to Thrissur. The devotees have good fortune to worship Siva family ???????? a rare phenomenon ( Lord Shiva, Sreeparvathy, Sree Ganapathy and Sree Anjaneya) which is not seen elsewhere in Kerala.


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