Tolerate the crowd Guruvayur Review

Tolerate the crowd

Review of Guruvayur, Kerala

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Senthil nathan S

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  • Senthil nathan S
  • 1 Review
  •  156 readers

"Tolerate the crowd"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Apr 20, 2017
Went to Guruvayur for first time solid food feeding of grand son ... Went on April 14, a festival day and found much crowded ... Though in the outside crowds are regulated before the Deity there's no queue just as in Thirumala ... You have to get mangled before the Deity and could see the Deity only for seconds ..
On April 15, the function was over and returned ...
Request the Dewasam board authorities to regulate the crowd before the Deity and to segregate men and women ...
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Indu Eby

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  • Indu Eby
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  • 13 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
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"Commercialised nostalgia"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted Feb 10, 2017
This used to be my 'kerala' when I grew up. We used to visit Kerala once a year and it always started with visiting the Guruvayur temple. Things were so beautiful back then. The queues were manageable, the elephants were inside the temple, the prasada was out of the world, the oottuchoru was blissful, so on so forth. I remember the walk from any of the lodges to the temple, filled with music and the smell of jasmine and sandalwood. Today, one has to wait atleast 2 hours outside the temple from where they will channel you to the Sreekovil where you realise there is a crowd already standing who has managed to gain special permissions from authorities! And then you have to literally, literally, push and hurt and curse each other to get a glimpse of the idol! Purpose destroyed there! What is the point of a pious journey when you might have hurt a kid, cursed at an elder and pushed aside a helpless someone? The lord Sreekrishna is much more beautiful in my imaginations, in my heart, where I now lay, sunbathed perhaps, not so tidy maybe - but not rude and unkind - at peace enough for a prayer that peace be restored!
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Vinod Ponoth

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  • Vinod Ponoth
  • Lives in Kochi
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  • 28 Reviews
  •  48 helpful votes
  •  22654 readers

"Temple town"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 20, 2016
It is quite crowded these days, unlike many years ago. However there is a high positive energy and a visit to Guruvayoor is great experience. One should not miss the Mamiyoor Shiva Temple, the Elephant Sanctuary and above a life like statue of Guruvayoor Kesavan, the famous Elephant who departed on Guruvayoor Ekadasi!
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Chandra sekhar p

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  • Chandra sekhar p
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  • 3 Reviews
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"Guruvayur darsanam"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Dec 1, 2016
My name is p. Chandra sekhar. My trip Guruvayur lord sree krishna temple visit very good darsanam. And punctuality and tradition in temple is very good. My travel from Hyderabad to coimbathur by flight. And coimbatur to trissur and Guruvayur by. Bus. In Guruvayur I take room panchajanyam rest house and night stay in Guruvayur. In Guruvayur I visit elephent park and beach and temple. My travelling is very good.
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Srijith nair

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  • Srijith nair
  • 4 Reviews
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"Great temple town"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 2, 2016
Life in Guruvayoor revolves around the Lord Srikrishna temple. It is a must visit place for those who cherish a temple town experience. The Srikrishna temple with its traditions, special poojas and festivities can provide a divine experience to devout visitors. It tends to be generally crowded and waiting in queue is mostly inevitable. If temple is in the list of places to visit, which should be, one must be relaxed and patient. This place is not for a hurried visitor. Staying overnight and seeing the procession at night is really worthwhile.
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