Guruvayur Temple
Guruvayur Temple
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  • TheWorldNut
    Bangalore District, India591 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hare Krishna!
    Now who can review the home of Krishna himself. Albeit some useful tips for those who wish to visit the majestic Guruvaryur temple. The temple gets crowded on weekends, so if possible visit on a weekday, alternatively the 1000/- per head passes are totally worth it and can be easily booked online as well as at the temple itself. Dress code is strictly observed, however there are shops near by which can provide Mundu for men (Lungi), with a velcro. Trust me, its really convenient with a velcro. Though there is a cloak room service, however the queue to put things there is long, so most of the people just leave their footwears outside somewhere. We did the same and found them exactly as is at the same spot :). The special darshan takes about 30 minutes, with the crowd being organized nicely, though the time one gets infront of the deity is only about 2-3 sec. So make sure you are attentive to make the best use of it. Parking facility is available closer by but mostly full, and honestly not ample for the kind of crowd the temple attracts. For those who do not know Malayalam, its a bit of challenge out there to figure out the right place to get in the queue. Make sure to confirm from 2-3 people to avoid any misunderstandings.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 16, 2023
  • Veeresh A
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Solo trip to Guruvayur
    The Place has really a devine felling, I had visited on Saturday and it was Sabrimala season, the darshan queue took bit more than 2 hours. The queue was bit less in the afternoon. The queue on Sunday was even longer from 4am itself.
    Visited January 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 30, 2023
  • Roam28665479050
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Guruvayur
    Had wonderful darshan. Very well maintained. Separate queue for senior citizens. General queue drinking water facility available. Seeveli darshanam is beautiful.Admist the noise, you will find calm. Try not to rush. Stay for 1-2 days at least. Starting chudidhar was really helpful
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 23, 2023
  • Dhaval M
    Mumbai, India48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Divine experience
    Amazing place with positive spiritual energy. I visited this place post the visit of our Hon'ble PM and it turned out to be quite a divine experience. Since it was Sabrimala season in December there was a bit rush, else, there wont be too much rush. Easily in an hour you can finish the darshan. Here ompulsory males have to wear dhoti (mundu) and females need to wear Sarees / Salwar kameez.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 10, 2023
  • Sumon
    Bengaluru, India42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bliss!
    I don't think one can rate a place like Guruvayoor temple.. It's the belief of the devotees which make such places an experience in spiritual bliss... The place is divine, and is quite well managed. If you do plan to visit the sanctum sanctorium then you need to do loads of planning as there is always a rush.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 5, 2024
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EkMusafir
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Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple is a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Guruvayurappan, who is a four armed version of Vishnu, worshipped mainly in Kerala. He is the presiding deity of the temple who is being worshipped as Shri Krishna in his infant form.

The temple is very well organized and functions like a well oiled machine, opening at 3 am in the morning, and there are daily five pujas and three circumambulatory processions of the deity on an elephant, and finally closing at 10 pm at night. There are special timings for senior citizens from 7 am to 8 am and then again from 4.30 pm to 6 pm, without any entry fee. We decided to go for the evening darshan but still had to wait in the queue for about half an hour. We were allowed to go in batches and we joined the general public once we entered the temple. We had a good darshan of the Lord, and I could see his shiny black eyes looking piercingly back to me through the dim light. We had a good minute to view the idol and it indeed seemed that he was blessing us.

There is a strict dress code we had to adhere to. Men can only wear dhotis and nothing to cover the chest. I took off my shirt before entering and carried it with me. Ladies can wear sarees or salwar kameez, but not jeans or shorts.

After darshan we went to the Prasad Hall where we were served the holy meal which consisted of a small elaichi banana, some upma and a glass of some sweet flavoured syrup. After keeping our steel utensils in the washroom we exited the temple.
Written January 21, 2020
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Sandeep
Bangalore District, India48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Everything was smooth, but do the online booking for Darshan well in advance, at the Guruvayur Dewaswom official website, to make it hassle free. If one misses it then an on-counter ticket has to be purchased and it would cost Rs 1000. The only challenge is that there was no place to change clothes and wear Lungi so one should change at Hotel and go for Darshan (Western outfit not allowed). There was no rush during the weekday and could get a peaceful darshan of the lord.
Written December 14, 2020
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LAKSHMI Devi C
Bengaluru, India105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
We had been there to fulfill some thualbhaarams taken. It starts at 5.00 am, hence we took the 4.00 am slot for special shree kovil darshanam. The advantage that we had was a very less queue as compared to the free darshan. However, as you enter the sanctum santorium, everyone converges, irrespective of free or paid darshan.
We had some archanas to be done and were not aware that we had to collect the prasadam BEFORE exiting the main sannidhi. However, the devasom people were very helpful as they offered to collect it for us and give it. The system is excellent for collecting various prasadams, there is a separate counter for paying and collecting. Very well organised.
Thualbharam que was quite long even at 4.30 am. There are separate scales for banana and other offerings, prices of which are clearly mentioned.
Overall, the management is very well organized and managed.
Written January 20, 2022
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Ananth 727499
Tiruppur, India1,336 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
This temple has it's own vibrations..

Due to Corona, only pilgrims with online booking ticket are allowed.

If you have not done your online booking -
Don't panic.

Just take a Xerox copy of your Adhar card and just hand over it to the temple authorities waiting at the side of the temple entrance.

You will be allowed to have darshan..

No mobile and bags are allowed.
Keep it in the counter present near the entrance where you are waiting for your Darshan in queue..

Morning at 9.30 special milk payasam is distributed to the pilgrims at a moderate cost.

The tickets for it will be given at 9 a.m in the ticket counter present in the back side of the temple..

If you need, you can get it .

Neatly maintained and no more words to express the wonder of this temple.

Come, have Darshan and feel it..
Written April 4, 2021
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senthil
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
during ashtami ,first friday of kerala month ehadeshi days early morning darshan take too too much of items (approximat 8 to 10 hrs). Devasthanm board supply only hot water. children suffer without food. so better to take milk, biscuit etc. for children
Written January 20, 2020
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TheWorldNut
Bangalore District, India591 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Now who can review the home of Krishna himself. Albeit some useful tips for those who wish to visit the majestic Guruvaryur temple.

The temple gets crowded on weekends, so if possible visit on a weekday, alternatively the 1000/- per head passes are totally worth it and can be easily booked online as well as at the temple itself.

Dress code is strictly observed, however there are shops near by which can provide Mundu for men (Lungi), with a velcro. Trust me, its really convenient with a velcro.

Though there is a cloak room service, however the queue to put things there is long, so most of the people just leave their footwears outside somewhere. We did the same and found them exactly as is at the same spot :).

The special darshan takes about 30 minutes, with the crowd being organized nicely, though the time one gets infront of the deity is only about 2-3 sec. So make sure you are attentive to make the best use of it.

Parking facility is available closer by but mostly full, and honestly not ample for the kind of crowd the temple attracts.

For those who do not know Malayalam, its a bit of challenge out there to figure out the right place to get in the queue. Make sure to confirm from 2-3 people to avoid any misunderstandings.
Written August 16, 2023
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Pavithran M
Bengaluru, India44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Always very rush, take hours to go into temple and finally get only one glimpse of Lord Krishna. But still the peace you get here unimaginable. Here every body is equal and no short cut to see Lord. Only senior citizen get some preference. A compulsory dress code. Once you visit here you always stay blessed.
Written February 3, 2020
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Heagle
Middletown, DE3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
The Guruvayur Temple the Divine Abode of Kannan, and the divinity one can experience here. But, the so called Devasom, Anthamkammi Devasom Atheist Devasom their mismanagement of the Administration is so devastating. The Deepavali day even otherwise the crowd management is so poor, These dyfi goons who is in devasom do not know how to behave. Useless comerades has been appointed as Administrative heads and the serving people they are so rude and devastating behaviour from them The stupids do not know when the nada opens and what kind of poojas is happening in Guruvayur, Again, there is a deep plan going on to make this Ekadasi 2023 Guruvayur Ekadasi controversial, heard from the temple that this anthamkammi devasom is planning not to open the Thirunada on Dwadasi day, so no dwadasi villakku achaara langanam is the mugha mudra of the Pinu kammi government. Kerala Devasom should be dismissed and Bhakthas should be given in charge of all the Temples.
Written November 12, 2023
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ANIL KUMAR M
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
blessed place to see guruvayoorappan. Darshanam of Lord guruvayoorappan is blessing to all. The whole atmosphere is blessed and filled with positive energy, I want to see Bhagval Sannidhi with full of devotees.
Written March 8, 2022
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r_kaimal2001
Auckland Central, New Zealand46 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
As is usual, visiting Guruvayoor Temple is a great experience. However, what never changes is the terrible and extremely bad attitude of the Devesom board employees who think they own the temple. They are very rude and their behaviour to the worshipers is of very poor quality and leave a very bad taste in an otherwise great visit. Time they got sent to a personnel training school, where they are taught inter-personnel skills and the value of good behaviour. What a shame!!
Written September 22, 2023
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