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Guruvayur Temple, Guruvayur

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Visit a sacred site of Hindu pilgrimage at Guruvayur Temple, a temple complex dedicated to Vishnu, here worshipped in the form of Krishna. The temple's origins remain shrouded in mystery: some believe the icon worshipped here to be over 5,000 years old, while other estimates reference the first time that it appeared in a text, back in the 16th century CE. The temple adheres strictly to its routines and dress code, and non-Hindus do not have access to the main building. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Guruvayur holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Guruvayur Temple and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Everything needed to distract a pilgrim the spiritual is present here at the corridor shops. Ignore them and head straight into the temple at 03.30 hrs for Nirmalyam. Head straight back to the car or ...  read more »
  • We visited Sri Krishna Temple on 7th October 2016. Temple opens at 3am and closes at 12:30, again opens at 04:30pm and closes at 09:15pm. But in between Darshan will be stopped many times due to diffe...  read more »
  • Visited the temple along with my 7 years son and wife. The temple is got most visitors at the first Pooja at 3:30 am. Least crowd at 6 am. However the wait time is 3-4 hours in the queue. There's no s...  read more »
  • Very peaceful spiritual place of Lord kishna. Lord kishna is worshipped here as chinni krishna. Prepare for lengthy queue for Darshan. May be 3 hours. Strictly follow the Hindu dress code dhothi and saree. Worth visiting this place.
  • The most famous Lord Krishna temple in Kerala state. It used to be easy getting access to the area closest to the sanctum sanctorum. Now with the queues strictly controlled via the barriers it is not so, unless one is prepared to wait a long time. However it is still worth the wait. Can get extremely crowded with very little time available for individual devotees to pray at the innermost location unless you know some of the Devaswom personnel.
  • It is a busy place 24/7 flooded with devotes of shri Krishna. Well maintained and lot of stay areas around guruvayur. Better mode of transport is Train services from thrissur & Cab which can reach faster than Bus services.
  • It is with great reverence that we visit the divine place of Lord Sree Krishna. I was deeply disturbed with my experience on the 12th of March, where myself and my wife went for a darshan. I was in entering the que for senior citizens along with my wife and the devasom worker who was at the gate stopped her because her age was only 57. No problems, he was doing his duty, but the approach was bad. I explained it was only because she has a problem with her knee she was with me as she cannot climb the steel steps. He asked me to approach the manager who flatly refused saying that she has no choice. So i asked him how does a handicapped person get a darshan. No answer. While i was standing there he was happily issuing passes to people with influence and with recommendation. Is this fair. There has to be a provision for people with medical problems to have a darshan of Lord Krishna and not to be at the discretion of a person who is not even prepared to listen to a request. I request that the Devasom board comes out with some direction for people with medical issues to get a glimpse of Lord Krishna. We are not Ambanis, but normal citizens.
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