Temples in Kerala
Kerala Guruvayoor Temple - Guruvayoor is better known as the Bhoolokavaikunta- the heaven on Earth. It is situated 29 km north-west of Thrissur District in God's Own Country.
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The square Sreekovil is the sacred sanctum Sanctorum of the temple, sheltering the foremost deity of Lord Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Maha Vishnu.The temple is famous for its healing powers.
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Numerous offerings are made to the deity here from the effortless 'Archana' (offering of flowers) to the expensive and elaborate 'Udayastamana' pooja or 'Thulabharam' where a devotee is weighed against offering of bananas, sugar, jaggery or coconuts. Many weddingand birth anniversary and rituals are
observed in the temple premises.
Temples in Kerala - Guruvayoor Temple in Kerala also adorns the idols of Ganapathy, Sree Ayyappa and Edathedathy Kavil Bhagavathy. Only Hindus are permitted inside the Temples in Kerala.
The walls of the sanctum sanctorum are inlaid with exquisite mural paintings and carvings. The eastern nada is the chief access to the shrine in the Guruvayoor Temple in Kerala.
Religious Places in Kerala and the story goes that the temple dedicated to Lord Krishna was destroyed when the holy city of Dwarka was submerged under the sea. Guru, the preceptor of the gods and Vayu,the god of the winds were entrusted with the job of finding an equally holy place for anew temple.
When they finally selected a site, the place came to known as Guruvayur and the deity, Guruvayurappan.In the 'chuttambalam' of the other enclosure of the temple, is the tall 33.5 m high, gold-plated
'dhwajastambham' or flag-mast.
The 7 m high 'dipastambham' or pillar of lamps, is a splendid spectacle when lit the evenings.
Kerala Guruvayoor Temple and the entrance to the inner sanctum lies just beyond this. Within are ten finely carved pillars on two raised platforms, one on either side of the passage.
Bhattatiri, the devoted 'bhakta' of Guruvayurappan, sat here, while composing the famous 'Narayaniyam', the great Sanskrit poetical work of 1036 slokas that sing the praise of the Lord in the South India Kerala Temples.
I Just in front of the temple there is an opulent tower of light, it flaunts thirteen discs including basement and is 24 feet in height. There are four Deepasthambams made of brass, inside the Kerala Guruvayoor Temple.
Religious Places in Kerala and It also features 7 m high dipastambham (pillar of lamps), with its thirteen circular receptacles, which provide a truly beautiful spectacle when lit.The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna known as Guruvayurappan or the Lord of Guruvayur.Southindiatourtravel.com provides information about
Kerala Guruvayoor Temple, South India Kerala Temples and different temples around Kerala.
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