India has always been a religiously enlightened country sanctified by Rishis and temples of worship. The country beckons thousands of pilgrims to its divine holy centers. The temples of deities are the greatest source to enhance the level of tourism in India but when it comes to temples, Kerala manage to hold its different image while Madurai is called the temple town Kerala makes its unique identity to endow the spiritual tour experiences to the pilgrimages.
Guruvayur Temple is one of the most significant and sacred pilgrim centers in Kerala, hence attracting thousands of pilgrims from all over India. The primary deity who is the major attraction of the temple is Lord Sree Krishna who is also called ‘Guruvayurappan’ amid devotees and as well as locals. The temple is pompously renowned in all across travel and linked with different values and facts of devotion.
Even Guruvayur is a bustling pilgrim town which is just 25km from Thrissur and make this city most fascinated with the Guruvayurappan’s temple. Although only Hindus are allowed in the temple but still you can enjoy lots of activities near by the temple. Ulsavam is the largest festival, celebrated in the temple during February or March. It offers you the treat of ample array of music and dance performances.
The temple is widely famous for its healing power and beside build up with eye-catching sculptures and is a true symbol of ancient fabulous architecture. One can easily fall in love with at first sight. You will get a great relief by visiting here get a complete breath of piece. You can come in the temple during puja timings and can participate in the ceremony along with hundreds of devotees.
Customs of Guruvayur Temple
- Only Hindus are allowed to enter in the temple
- Follow the rules and regulation of the temple.
- Don’t enter the temple wearing chapals, shirt, banyan, pyjama, lungi, chequered clothes etc.
- Don’t carry camera, mobile, handicap, tape recorder entering the temple.
- Take care of your valuables
- Cigarette, Gutka, Alcohol, Paan etc are strictly prohibited inside the temple.
- Keep your mind and soul clean by entering the temple.
- Don’t stare at girls and don’t try to touch them intentionally.
- Do not touch on the big altar stone (Balikkallu) by foot
There are usually three ticket counters from where you can tickets to enter the temple and they are divided as:
Current ticketing: The tickets issued from this counters are valid only for the same day and you are able to get furnished with the offering for the same day. The list of offerings and other details regarding current updates can easily be seen on the offering list.
Advance & Donation counter: Through this counter, devotees can book the advance offerings. They can choose the offering from the list and can book them in advance. Endowment and nithyatha can also be booked through this counter. You can book offering per year, per month and per day as well.
Thulabharam Counter: Three Thulabharam counters are being operated by the Guruvayur Devaswom inside the temple and Advance booking is not required for Thulabharam offerings. All the items of Thulabharam are available with Devaswom and contractor can also bring the items that are not vacant in the temples of Kerala.
Open and Closing timings: The Temples opens at 3.00 AM in the morning and closed between 1.30PM to 4.30PM.