Sri Krishna Temple

Temple History

The Guruvayur temple is known as "Bhooloka Vaikunta",believed to be at least 5,000 years old[citation needed] and the main idol is believed to have been installed by Brihaspati and Vayu, and to have been blessed by Shiva and Parvati. The temple was built by Vishwakarma the divine architect. Over the years, Guruvayur increased in popularity, especially after 16th century when it became one of the most popular pilgrimage centres in Kerala.
The earliest reference for Guruvayur is found in a fourteenth century Tamil work 'Kokasandesam', in which it is described as Kuruvayur. Many references about Guruvayoor can be seen in many works dated as early as 16th century. But it was Melpathur's Narayaneeyam that made the Temple famous.


Additional Information

All round the grurvayur/guruvayoor temple there are ever so many lodges and hotels where the pilgrims can put up at moderate cost. The Guruvayur Devaswom also provides several amenities to pilgrims.
There are many nearby temples to visit near this temple.

Guruvayur is well connected with the other parts of the country by road and rail. The National highway is passing through Kunnamkulam which is just 8 kms away from Guruvayoor.
The Guruvayur railway station is just in 1km distance.
Cochin Airport is the nearest airport which is 80km from the temple.
  • 3:00 AM to 9:15 PM
  • Contact Person: Temple Officer
  • Contact Number: 0487 255 6335