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Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple

Kerala Sri Guruvayoorappan Temple

The Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple is one of the most important and sacred pilgrim centres of Kerala. Located in the Guruvayur town of Thrissur district in Kerala ,India.
குருவாயூரப்பன் திருக்கோவில்
Guruvayoor Bala Krishna Temple Kerala
The presiding deity is MahaVishnu, in standing posture with four hands carrying Sankhu(conch), Sudarshana chakram (a serrated disk),lotus and mace. He is worshipped as Balakrishna, the full avatar (Purnaavatara) of Mahavishnu .The idol is made of a rare stone known as Patala Anjana. It is one of the most important places of worship for Hindus of Kerala and is often referred to as Bhuloka Vaikunta. which translates to the "Holy Abode of Vishnu on Earth".
Guruvayurappan HD Wallpaper Images
Guruvayur - Sri Guruvayurappan Temple
குருவாயூர் - ஸ்ரீ குருவாயூரப்பன் திருக்கோவில்
Main Deity
Lord Vishnu
Moolavar Name
Sri Guruvayoorappan / Sri Bala Krishnan
Goddess Name
Shri Lakshmi Devi
Location
Guruvaayoor
Ancient Name
Guruvayupuram, Gurupavanapuri, Guruvayur
Significance
Temple is considered as Bhooloka Vaikunta,
Important festival: Krishna Janmashtami and Ekadasi Festival
Deity is made of a stone called "Patala Anjanam" or black bismuth
One of the five famous Krishna temples in India
Guruvayur Choroonu / Thulabharam offerings
Travel Base
Thrissur

The temple tank (pond) on the northern side of the temple is called Rudratheertham. The legend say that for thousands of years, Lord Shiva and his family worshipped Lord Vishnu on the southern bank of this pond, the current location of the temple, and as Shiva is also known by the name 'Rudra', the pond came to be known as Rudratheertham.
Guruvayur Temple tank - pond
Rudratheertham Guruvayoor
Temple Architecture : The temple is built in a typical Kerala temple architecture. Vishwakarma, the divine architect built the first temple here. He built the temple in such a manner that Surya(Sun) himself pays obeisance to Vishnu on Vishu day. On the Vishnu day, the first rays of Sun fall directly at the feet of Vishnu. The temple was built by Vishwakarma the divine architect.
Guruvayoorappan Temple Kerala
Guruvayur Krishna Temple
The Krishna temple in the town of Guruvayoor in Kerala is one of the five famous Krishna or Vishnu temples in India. The others are the Temple in Puri in Odisha, Tirupathi Venkatachalapati in Andhra Pradesh, Nathdwara in Rajasthan and Dwaraka in Gujarat.
The glory of Guruvayur was revealed by sage Dattatreya to King Janamejaya , the son of Parikshit.  Guruvayurappan Temple maintains a strict dress code for Men and Women devotees.


How to Reach : The Guruvayoor Temple is easily accessible by road and rail from major towns and cities. 
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