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Guruvayur Temple, Guruvayur
One of the most famous Krishna temples of South India, Guruvayoor temple is also enshrined with the idols of Lord Shiva, Sree Ayyappa, Ganapathy and Edathedathy Kavil Bhagavathy. The temple contains four Gateways, with the Eastern Gate being the main entrance...
Mammiyoor Shiva Temple
Famous for its large murals, this temple dedicated to Lord Shiva adds to the lore of Guruvayoor. It is believed that Lord Shiva was the original owner of Guruvayur temple and decided to relocate to the current site to place the Vishnu idol in Guruvayur temple...
Punnathurkotta Elephant Palace
Located at about 3 kms away from the Western Gate of the Guruvayoor temple, this sprawling mansion with luxurious courtyards was established from the ruins of the Punathur. The palace houses 65 elephants, all offered by the devotees...
Statues of Maraprabhu and Guruyaur Kesavan
In the premises of Sree Valsam guest house complex, a huge statue of Kesavan- the now deceased majestic Elephant King has been erected...
Institute of Mural Painting
Founded by renowned master of mural painting, Shri Mammiyoor Krishnankutty, this institute is situated at the eastern gate of the Guruvayur temple. Established in the year 1989, the institute is managed by Guruvayur Devaswom...
St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Palayoor
St. Thomas, the Apostle of Christ landed in AD 52 at Kodungalur, the first centuary west coast harbour of Kerala (Pliny’s Primum Emporium India) and went on to establish seven churches for the faithful he evangelised in Kerala. Only one of the seven churches could claim continuous existence in the same location from the time of the Apostle. ...
Thiru Venkatachalapathy Temple
Thiru Venkatachalapathy Temple is the abode of Lord Balaji; an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The temple has been built by the Telugu devotees of the Lord. The other deities installed in the temple complex are Navagraha, Shiva in the form of Linga; Ganesha, and Bhagavathi...
Gokulam and Vrindavanam estate at Kaveedu
Vrindavanam Estate is a 100-acre estate at Vengad in Malapuram District, about 55 Kilometers from Guruvayur under the possession of Devaswom This is known as Vrindavanam Estate. The estate has cultivation of coconuts, cashew trees etc...
Chamundeswari Temple, Guruvayur
The Chamundeswari Temple dedicated to Goddess Chamundeswari (an incarnation of Goddess Durga) is a very sacred Hindu shrine in Guruvayur. The temple also known as Thozhuvancode Shree Chamunda Devi Temple is always heavily crowded with devotees all through the year...
Preserved by the Archeological Survey of India, this temple is believed to have been built by Perumthachan. The word Harikanya translates to 'the virgin form of Lord Vishnu'.
Thrissur Pooram'is the most spectacular festival celebrated at the Vadakkumnathan temple every year during April/May.It is one of Kerala's grandest ancient temple festival, which includes colourful processions of caparisoned elephants and a midnight fireworks display can be witnessed from the crowded streets of Trichur.
About Guruvayoor (History)
Guruvayur, according to the legends may be 5,000 years old as the Guruvayur temple idol is. There are no historical records to establish it. It is also believed that Lord Krishna, asked 2 sages to take the idol from his temple in Dwarka while the city was being destroyed and establish it in Kerala.In the 14th century, Tamil literature 'Kokasandesam', references about a place called Kuruvayur is made. As early as 16th century,
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