Guruvayur, located in Chavkkad Taluk where the famous Sree Krishna Temple is situated, is one of the most sacred and important pilgrim centres of India. It is believed that Devaguru - Brahaspathi and Vayu Bhagavan in the presence of Parasurama adomed the idol at Guruvayur. Only Hindus are allowed inside the temple. There are direct train and bus service to Guruvayur. Temple is situated at 29 Kms away from West of Thrissur.
The important religious festivals are the Ashtami Rohini (Aug-Sept), the Sukla Paksha Ekadasi (Nov-Dec), the Vishu Kani (April-May), and the 10 days Utsavam (Feb-March) of these the Edakasi draws the largest crowd. Guruvayur Sathyagraha of historical importance was launched in front of this temple inn. A pillar has been installed here.
Offering timings :
Temple Opens at 3 AM with Nirmalyadarsan, remains closed from 12.30 pm to 4.30 pm. Srikovil closes at 9.15 pm every day.