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Guruvayurappan Temple

Guruvayur

14.6/5(10 Ratings)

Guruvayurappan Temple Overview

Ranked 3 of 14 sightseeing in Guruvayur

The Guruvayurappan Temple is one of the popular and most visited temples of South India and is the main attraction of the temple town of Guruvayur. It is located at a distance of 30 km northwest of Thrissur, the cultural capital of Kerala. The temple enshrines Bal Gopalan, the childhood avatar of Lord Krishna and the idol is considered some 5000 years old. The temple houses other shrines that are dedicated to Sastha (Ayyappa), Ganesha and Bhagavati. The temple complex dates back to 10th century. The walls of the sanctorum contain a number of images and mural paintings, which depict the childhood of Lord Krishna known as Krishnaleelakal. The popular folk art called Krishnattam also took birth at this place. The temple is an ideal place for weddings and ‘choroonu’, the first time meal to child. Presently, the temple looks after 10 other temples that are situated in and around Guruvayur. Everyday, the temple attracts a large number of devotees and only Hindu devotees are allowed in this temple. The temple organises the Shiveli procession that is accompanied by elephants carrying the idol of Lord Krishna on their backs. The temple is also believed to be the residence of famous poets like Poonthanam and Melpathur, who wrote devotional poems dedicated to Guruvayuirappan.

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What travellers are saying about Guruvayurappan Temple

Experience scale
  • Excellent 3
  • Very Good 2
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
  • Below Average 0
  • Average 0
  • Good 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
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  • Lockers/StorageLockers/Storage

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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
3:00 AM -9:15 PM
Saturday:
3:00 AM -9:15 PM
Sunday:
3:00 AM -9:15 PM
Public Holidays:
3:00 AM -9:15 PM
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67% voted as clean

Reviews and Ratings

Shyam Sridhar

Shyam Sridhar5.0/5

33 reviews

Excellent Temple and one must see in their lifetime

Elephant Procession (Ambari) should be seen during the night time which usually starts between 8:45 PM to 9:15 PM and will go for 1 hour. The Lord should be seen the next day morning only. Both the entrances are different and hence you can plan accordingly. Camera/Mobile is not allowed. No Special Darshan or VIP entrance. Taste Puttu as breakfast in the morning and Paza Bujji during the evening. Lot of Halwas are there near the temple. Buy and try it. Will be good for 4 to 5 months maximum.

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  • Excellent Temple and one must see in their lifetime
  • Excellent Temple and one must see in their lifetime
  • Excellent Temple and one must see in their lifetime
  • Excellent Temple and one must see in their lifetime
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Shyam Sridhar

Shyam Sridhar5.0/5

33 reviews

Excellent Temple

The temple is very good. One must decide what to see and when to see the temple. It is always better to see Elephant Procession at the evening/night time and see the Lord the next day morning. Remember that when you see the Ambari (Elephant Procession), you cannot go inside the temple to see the Lord as both the entrances are different. The Ambari starts between 8:45 PM and 9:15 PM and will go for 1 hour. It is nice to see all these atleast once a life. Mobile or Cameras are not allowed.

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Mouriya soorya prakash

Mouriya soorya prakash5.0/5

5 reviews

Divine shrine for childrens

We always enjoy coming to Krishna Temple. It is a very holy place for the entire family.We have been visiting the place quite often and also children's love to come. Prasadam is very good.

Jayakrishnan Kichu

Jayakrishnan Kichu4.3/5

2 reviews

Blessed by Guruvayurappan

Me and my family had an awesome experience at the Guruvayurappan Temple and the atmosphere there was superb.

Uma madhumani

Uma madhumani3.9/5

2 reviews

Guruvayurappan Temple

After taking so much efforts to do " Dharshan" we can't even have a look .Because of two reasons. 1. The inner sanctum is dark. 2. They push us without giving us time to see the god properly.
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Mallikarjuna. s.h

Mallikarjuna. s.h4.3/5

2 reviews

Nice temple

Good Temple. Nice location. The atmosphere was very good.

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Guruvayurappan temple, Guruvayur

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Shyam Sridhar

Guruvayurappan temple, Guruvayur
Guruvayurappan temple, Guruvayur

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Shyam Sridhar

Guruvayurappan temple, Guruvayur
Guruvayurappan temple, Guruvayur

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Shyam Sridhar

Guruvayurappan temple, Guruvayur
Guruvayurappan temple, Guruvayur

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Shyam Sridhar

Guruvayurappan temple, Guruvayur