Sri Krishna Temple Guruvayur

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Guruvayoor Sri Krishna Temple is located in the town of Guruvayur in Kerala, is a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Krishna. The central icon in the temple is a four-armed standing Lord Krishna carrying the conch Panchajanya, the discus SudarshanaChakra, the mace Kaumodaki and a lotus with a Holy basil garland. This view represents the majestic form of Vishnu as revealed to Krishna's parents Vasudeva and Devaki around the time of Krishna's birth; hence Guruvayur is also known as "Dwarka of SouthIndia".
Guruvayoor in Kerala is one of the five famous Krishna/Vishnu temples in India.God Krishna in Guruvayoor is popularly called Sri Guruvayoorappan.The word Guruvayoor has special connotations. It is made up of two words “guru” and “vayu”. Guru means preceptor and vayu is wind. The idol was installed by Brihaspati, the guru of the gods and Vayu, the god of wind and hence came to be known as Guru-vayoor.
GuruvayoorEkadasi and Chembaisangeetholsavam are the major festival conducted in Guruvayoor temple.Ekadasi, the eleventh day of every lunar fortnight, is very auspicious to the Hindus. Of the 24 Ekadasis in a year, the VrishchikaEkadasi (Suklapaksha) has got special significance in Guruvayurtemple.ChembaiSangeetholsavam is an annual Carnatic music festival held in Guruvayur by the GuruvayurDevaswom at Thiruvaiyaru as a kind of homage to ChembaiVaidyanathaBhagavatar, one of the titans of Carnatic Classical Music.



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