Gita Chapter 12 : Verse 1
Guruvayur (also written Guruvayoor) is a bustling pilgrim town and a municipality in Thrissur district of the Indian state of Kerala. It lies 25 km to the northwest of Thrissur city.
Guruvayurappan , also often written Guruvayoorappan, is a form of Vishnu worshipped and held in reverence by Hindus, predominantly in South India. Although many temples to Guruvayurappan exist, the oldest and most famous of them all is located in the town of Guruvayur, Kerala, India.
Guruvayurappan Temples around the world
Many of the devotees who visit the temple also visit the Shiva Temple at Mammiyoor, the abode of Lord Shiva.
The Devaswom maintains a unique elephant sanctuary, the only one of its kind in the World. It has 51 elephants now. These jumbos are the offerings of the devotees to the Lord.
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 Guruvayur. The private bus stand is towards the east of the temple, more
The Devaswom provides several amenities for the comfortable stay of pilgrims. The devotees can reserve the rooms in advance.
The Devaswom Satram located a little away from the Eastern Gopuram has 82 rooms with attached bath and 27 rooms with common bath.
Guruvayoor is visited by large number of tourists and pilgrims from across the country every year. With hotels easily available, finding accommodation is not a problem in Guruvayoor.