Guruvayur Temple : Prime Minister Visit
The Prime Minister, who is on a two-day visit to Kerala, offered prayers at Sreekrishna Temple, Guruvayur, recently.
- Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Swamy Temple, also known as the Dwarka of the South, is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and the young form of Lord Krishna.
- It is located in the small town of Guruvayur, in the Thrissur District of Kerala.
- The earliest temple records date back to the 17th century, but other literary texts and legends indicate that the temple may be around 5000 years old.
- Lord Krishna, or Guruvayoorappan, is the chief deity of this temple.
- The temple is built in the traditional Kerala architectural style.
- The central shrine is believed to have been rebuilt in 1638 C.E.
- The wall of the sanctum sanctorum is decked with ancient 17th-century murals.
- One of the most popular offerings at Guruvayoor temple is Thulabharam, where devotees are weighed against bananas, sugar, jaggery, and coconuts equivalent to their weight on a giant pair of scales.