Guruvayur temple is also known as “Bhooloka Vaikunta” which means the abode of Vishnu on earth. Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in Kerala and also the fourth largest temple in India in terms of the number of devotees visiting per day. The temple is built in a typical Kerala architecture and is one of the popular tourist places in Kerala and is a must visit place of pilgrimage for Hindus.Lord Sri Krishna can be seen in standing posture with four hands carrying Sankhu, Sudarshana Chakram, Lotus and Mace.
How To Reach:
At a distance of 27
Kms from Thrissur & 81 km from Kochi.
According to the Hindu legends, the idol is
worshipped heresince more than 5000 years old. "Kokasandesam" a Tamil literary work references to a place called Kuruvayur are made in the 14th
century. Fifty years after Narayaniyam was
composed many references to Kuruvayur are seen as early as the 16th century.
"Kuruvai" means "sea", hence the village on the Malabar
Coast may be called Kuruvayur in ancient Dravidian languages However, the earliest temple records
date back to the 17th century.