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“A Great Temple ! Learn to ignore some irritants”
Review of Guruvayur Temple

Guruvayur Temple
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Guruvayur
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New Delhi
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74 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“A Great Temple ! Learn to ignore some irritants”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

I am a regular visitor to this great temple. The QUE system works well and I frequently use this mode. This is one way to get to know the reality and experience the moods of various kinds of devotees One can also use other channels - you don't need to pay any money - and gain access to the temple directly depending on who you are ? But such an entry robs you of the rich experience of mingling with a variety of people from all over India. The sanctity of this temple is still kept in its most rustic and traditional style. The temple is very clean. And the variety of people who visit with such devotion is baffling.But one thing that is strikingly annoying is the discourteous temple staff inside the inner temple who always treat the devotees like a flock of sheep. Many people tolerate this Trade Marked unbecoming behaviour because as they are nearer the deity having waited for hours, they don't want to contaminate their thoughts and that experience with the distractions produced by the unruly and sometimes abusive behaviour of these sinning temple staff.

Once I experienced one such temple staff using an empty agarbatti box to "pat" ( i am using a mild term 'pat' - actually it was worse) on the naked shoulders of visitors - the idea is to drive them away quickly.. In Tamil Nadu, Andhra and Karnataka Temples, such a practice is unthinkable. But if you choose to avoid the QUE and come in as VIP, these staff dare not do anything. Some devotees react but in the process lose the tranquility they were seeking. This is nothing but the arrogance of these people who haven't been trained properly. In Kerala I suppose one should not expect that. But the Temple Authorities can do something because the staff at the Sales Counters are less aggressive !!

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Bengaluru, India
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“Holystic Temple”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Everyone must visit and feel the presence of god. Diety is very old as per mythology it got from dwaraka. People are saying idol is not recognized as either wood or metal and a tiny idol.

Visited November 2012
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Vasai, India
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“A great pilgrimage center”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

The temple is just awesome. But commercialization has creeped in resulting in VIP treatment for some

Visited December 2011
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Muscat
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“Visit to refresh ourself”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

every thing I like...avoid trip during rainy season...avoid swimming at temple pool during summer...try to stay at temple maximum

Visited November 2011
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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“my daughters "choroonu" at guuvayur”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

liked the place like always but the stay was pathetic...dont stay at hotel vyshak international...its better u opt other place of stay ...bcos the entire trip got screwed bcos of the stay here...there are many other options...

Visited August 2012
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