Top Attraction of Guruvayur

1. Guruvayur Temple: The Guruvayur Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Guruvayurappan, a form of Vishnu, but popularly known as Krishna, located in the town of Guruvayur in Kerala, India. It is one of the most important places of worship for Hindus in Kerala and Tamil Nadu and is often referred to as Bhuloka Vaikuntha (Vaikuntha in the earthly realm). The temple is Classified one among the 108 Abhimana Kshethram of Vaishnavate tradition.

2.Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshethram: Mammiyur Mahadeva Temple is a popular Shiva temple situated in Guruvayoor, Thrissur district of Kerala, India. Every devotee who goes to Guruvayur Temple is supposed to go to Mammiyoor also, as the ritual goes. Only Hindus are allowed inside the temple premises.

3.Venkitachalapathy Temple: Sri Venkatachalapathy Temple is located in Trivandrum, Kerala and is also known as Srinivasar kovil, Perumal Kovil, Iyyengar Kovil or Desikar Sannidhi. Venkatachalapathy Temple was built in 1898 and ever since this attraction witnesses many devotees coming from different places to visit this temple. Sri Venkatachalapathy Temple is the only temple in Kerala that is dedicated to the Supreme deity Vaishanavite Vadagalai Sampradayam (Vaishnavism). Besides, apart from Vaishnava festivals like Janmashtami, Vaikunta Ekadasi, Thiru Aadi pooram and Aadi Swathi, other national festivals like Pongal,deepawali, Vishnu and Onam are also popularly celebrated in Sri Venkatachalapathy Temple.

4.Sree Parthasarathy Temple: The Parthasarathy Temple has an idol of Lord Krishna in the form the charioteer of Arjuna, which is also called Parthasarathy. According to a legend, this idol is believed to have been placed in this temple by Adi Shankarachary

5.Elephant Camp Sanctuary: The Elephant Camp located at Guruvayur is a sanctuary for the elephants and is the largest sanctuary for elephants in the world. The Elephant Camp presently is home to 60 elephants. All the elephants in the Elephant Camp are offerings made by devotees to the Guruvayurappan temple. Once the property of Punnathur Kings, the temple was purchased in 1975 by the temple authorities. The Elephant Camp is also a training place for the elephants where they learn how to participate in daily temple rituals and temple processions. Every year an elephant race is conducted in which the winner gets to carry the idols of Lord Guruvayur during the Shiveli procession. The camp authorities use traditional methods to treat any ailments that bother the elephants. You will get to see the training of the elephants much close and even offer food under the supervision of the mahouts.


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