The Guruvayoor Temple is located at a distance
of 29 kilometers to the west of Trichur.
The Kerala Guruvayur temple is one of the
most respected and popular pilgrim centers.
Guruvayoor Temple Tour will enlighten you
about religious beliefs and traditions of
the people of Kerala. The origin of the
temple goes back to 16th century AD. The
temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. It
is believed that Lord Brahma himself worshiped
this very idol at Dwarka. One can find idols
of Lord Ganapati, Sri Ayyappa and Edathedathy
Kavil Bhagavathy also in this temple.
Legends say that the temple at Dwarka, dedicated
to Lord Krishna was destroyed when the holy
city of Dwarka got submerged under the sea.
Guru, the preceptor of Gods and Vayu, the
God of Winds were bestowed with the task
of finding a similar sacred site for constructing
a new temple. When the place was finally
selected, it was named Guruvayoor and the
deity came to be known as Guruvayoorappan.
In your Guruvayoor Temple Tour, you will
see a 33.5 meter high gold-plated 'dhwajastambham'
or flag-mast in the 'chuttambalam' or the
outer enclosure of the temple. The 7 meter
high 'dipastambham' or pillar of lamps has
13 circular receptacles, which glows beautifully
in the evening when the diyas are lit. After
this comes the entrance to the main shrine.
The inner sanctum has ten pillars on the
two raised platforms with beautiful carvings,
on either sides of the main aisle. The square
shaped Sri Kovil is the sacred sanctum of
the temple where the main deity can be seen.
The temple walls are adorned with exquisite
paintings and huge murals. The temple is
well-known for its magical healing powers.
The temple only allows Hindus to enter.
Guruvayoor is the only temple in Kerala
where wedding ceremonies and annaprasanam
(the first rice feeding ceremony of child)
The Trichur/Thrissur city witnesses a tropical
climate, where the summers are hot and the
monsoons humid. The summer season is spread
between the months of March and may whereas
the Monsoon season sets in June. The summer
months witness high temperature and the
mercury goes as high as 35º C. During
the winter period, the temperature in Trichur
remains moderate (30º C - 20º
C). The best time to travel to Trichur is
from October to February when the weather
remains quite moderate and pleasant. It
is advisable that you carry light tropical
cottons while traveling to Trichur.
Reaching Thrissur is not
difficult at all as there are many ways
for traveling to Trichur. Trichur is a very
important city of Kerala and is well connected
to the state and the rest of the country.
So read on further about getting to Trichur
and learn about how to reach Trichur.
- Air: The international
airport nearest to Trichur is at Cochin,
which is located 55 kilometers away. The
Kozhikode airport is 80 kilometers from
- Rail: Trichur railway
station is an important railway station
and many trains ply at this station, thus
connecting this place with the rest of
Kerala and India. The railway station
of Thrissur lies on the main railway line
that connects Kerala with the rest of
India. Hence, Thrissur railway station
is an important one.
- Bus: Trichur is easily
accessible by roads as the place is well
connected to all major cities as well
as villages by a wide network of roads
and many highways pass through this place.
National Highway number 47 passes through