Places Near Guruvayur

Guruvayur (Guruvāyupuram), also written as Guruvayoor or Gurupavanapuri, is a municipal town in Thrissur District, of Kerala State in India. It houses the Guruvayur Sree Vishnu Temple, the fourth largest temple in India in terms of the number of devotees visiting per day. Some Places Near Guruvayur is given below.

Guruvayur Temple

The Guruvayur Temple is a famous Sri Krishna temple and is one of the most important places of worship for Hindus and is often referred to as “Bhooloka Vaikuntam” which translates to the holy abode of Vishnu on Earth. The divine idol installed here represents the enchanting form of Bhagvan Vishnu endowed with the four lustrous arms carrying the conch Panchajanya, the discus Sudarshana Chakra, the mace Kaumodaki and the lotus. Adorned with the divine Tulasi garland the idol represents the majestic form of Maha Vishnu as revealed to Vasudeva and Devaki at the time of Krishna Avatar. The presiding deity in the sanctum-sanctorum is Mahavishnu. He faces east and his idol is 4 ft tall. Even though this is not a much small idol, devotees consider him as Little Krishna. He has 4 hands : The upper right hand holding chakra, lower right hand holding lotus, upper left hand holding shankha and lower left hand holding gada. He is worshipped according to the pooja routines laid down by Adi Sankaracharya and later written formally in the Tantric way by Chennas Narayanan Namboodiri (born in 1427). The Chennas Namboodiris are the hereditary Tantris of the Guruvayur temple. The temple/pooja routines are strictly followed without any compromise. The Tantri is available full-time at the Temple to ensure this. The Melsanti (Chief Priest) enters the Sri Kovil (sanctum sanctorum) at 2:30 AM and does not drink even a glass of water up to the completion of noon poojas at 12:30 PM.[ The vedic traditions being followed here with absolute perfection and sincerity is the hallmark of the Guruvayur temple. It is important to note here that, even though the shrine is considered to be one of the holiest spots for Vaishnavites, the temple is not a part of the 108 Divya Desams.


Phone: 0487 255 6335

District: Thrissur

Architectural style: Architecture of Kerala

Function: Hindu Temple

Mammiyoor Temple

Open to Hindus only, this Kerala-style temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva & conducts 3 daily poojas.Mammiyoor temple or famously known as Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram is a 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.

Address: Mammiyur Devaswom, Guruvayur P.O, Mammiyoor, Guruvayur, Thrissur, Kerala 680101
Phone: 0487 255 5425
District: Thrissur district
Architectural style: Kerala

St. Thomas Church, Palayoor

Christian church founded in 52 CE by the apostle Saint Thomas, featuring classic Kerala design.St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Palayur is located at Palayur, in Thrissur district in Kerala on the west coast of India. According to tradition, it was established in 52 AD by St Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ.

Address: Palayoor Road, Palayoor, Trichur District, Chavakkad, Kerala 680506
Phone: 0487 255 6978
District: Thrissur
Number of domes: 1

Chavakkad Beach

Chavakkad Beach is the beach in Chavakkad Municipality of Thrissur District in Kerala State. It lies on the coast of Arabian Sea and attracts domestic tourists and local people.

Sree.Parthasarathy Temple Guruvayur

Traditional Hindu place of worship with a celebratory festival featuring decorated elephants.

Address: Kuppaayil, Guruvayur, Kerala 680101
Phone: 0487 255 7699

Harikanyaka temple Ariyannur

Address: Ariyannur, Alur, Kerala 680504

Chowallur Shiva Temple

Address: SH49, Chowallur, Kerala 680517
Phone: 04885 238 166

Children’s Park

Park in Guruvayur, India

Kakkad Mahaganapathi Temple

Address: Kunnamkulam, Kerala 680503
Phone: 04885 212 021

Manjiyil Tharavadu

Historical landmark in Pavaratty, India

Address: Canal Rd, Thirunelloor, Pavaratty, Kerala 680507

Good Shepherd Square

Museum in Mullassery, India

Address: Mullassery, Kerala 680509

Phone: 0487 226 0427

Chettuva Azhimugam

Chettuva Backwater is located in between Engandiyur Panchayat and Kadappuram Panchayat of Thrissur District in Kerala. The backwaters start at Enamakkal Lake and empties to the Arabian Sea.

Edakazhiyoor Beach

New beach resorts have come up along the shore; some have exceeded expectations and won hearts even in distant lands. Nattika, Vadanapally and Chavakkad beaches were always on the list of beaches of the mid coast. Snehatheeram, Munakkal – Azhikode, Edakkazhiyoor

Panjavadi Temple

Hindu temple in Edakkazhiyur, India

Sree Narayana Guru Mandiram

Historical landmark in Elavally, India

Address: Peruvallur Elavally Rd, Elavally, Kerala 680511
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Places Near Guruvayur
Places Near Guruvayur - Guruvayur Temple, Mammiyoor Temple, St . Thomas Church, Palayoor, Chavakkad, Sree.Parthasarathy Temple Guruvayur, Harikanyaka temple Ariyannur, Chowallur Shiva Temple, Children’s Palakkad Mahaganapathi Temple, Manjiyil Tharavadu, Panjavadi Temple, Good Shepherd Square, etc...
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