guruvayoor srikrishna temple – dakshina dwaraka pooja timings and location
sree krishna temple guruvayoor
Guruvayoor temple is well known temple in kerala located at guruvayoor in thrissur district, a lot of pilgrimages reach here every day,the principal deity of the temple is lord krishna, commonly known as guruvayoorappan for the localities. the temple follows some strict rules, there is only permission for the devotees who coming from hindu religion, it is believed that adisankara performs the pooja routines initially and till now. the temple is very popular for protecting the elephants, guruvayoor kesavan was a popular elephant lived around the temple.
In old days the peoples who are in low cast not have the permission to enter the temple, in 1936 every hindus got the right for the entry in guruvayoor temple , the famous strike for this temple entry know as guruvayoor sathyagraha. the temple has a complete kerala style architecture, the strict dress code is following in the temple. the temple opens at 3.00 pm every day for morning rituals and close in between 1.30 pm and 4.00 pm, the temple reopens at 4.30 pm for evening rituals.
The annual festival conducted here in very famous this is falls in malayalam month kumbham and may be february or march in gregorian calendar, the celebration lasts for 10 days, the initiation takes place by hoist the temple flag. another major festival is the vishu, guruvayur ekadashi is also famous, the birth day of lord krishna ashtami rohini is a big festival and kuchela friend of krishna, kuchela day is celebrating here. Guruvayur is one of the main city in kerala, it is also known as first township in kerala, it is easy to connect the different cities of kerala from here, ksrtc bus stand is 500 m away from west and private bus stand located at east direction, guruvayur railway station located east from here, also air services available from the nearest nedumbasserry airport.