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Encyclopedia > Guruvayur
  ?Guruvayoor
Kerala • India
Coordinates: (find coordinates)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
District(s) Thrissur
Population 21,187 (2001)

Guruvayur (also written Guruvayoor) is a small town in Thrissur district in the Indian state of Kerala. , Kerala ( ; Malayalam: േകരളം; ) is a state on the Malabar Coast of southwestern India. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Location of Mirzapur and the 82. ... The divisions of a district. ... An elephant carrying Thidambu during Thrissur pooram festival. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of the Volunteer The United Nations Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations Events January January 1 - A black monolith measuring approximately nine feet tall appears in Seattles Magnuson Park, placed by an anonymous... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... An elephant carrying Thidambu during Thrissur pooram festival. ... India is subdivided into twenty-eight states and seven union territories; the states and territories are themselves further subdivided. ... , Kerala ( ; Malayalam: േകരളം; ) is a state on the Malabar Coast of southwestern India. ...


It is a temple (Guruvayur Temple) town located at 10°36′N, 76°3′E with a population of 21,187 (2001 census). It is 25 km to the north west of Thrissur City in Thrissur district. It is famous for the Guruvayur temple which is many centuries old and one of the most important in Kerala. The temple is famous as a site for pilgrimage and also a cultural centre as it is one of the centre-points along which Kerala literature and art-forms have been developed. There are other temples nearby. The deity is Lord Krishna. Legend has it that at the beginning of this era (yuga), Guru Brihaspati found a floating idol of Lord Krishna. He along with Lord of Air ( Vayu ) installed the idol in this temple for helping mankind get through the travails of this yuga. Hence the deity is named Guru-Vayur-Appan. The temple does not admit non Hindus. For the district with the same name, see Thrissur district. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... , Kerala ( ; Malayalam: േകരളം; ) is a state on the Malabar Coast of southwestern India. ... Look up deity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Krishna (IAST , the Sanskrit for dark or black) (see below), is according to common Hindu tradition the eighth avatar of Vishnu. ...

Another attraction is the famous Elephant Sanctuary (Punnathur kotta) near the temple where elephants are trained for temple purposes. Here right now more than 60 elephants are kept. All these elephants were offered by devotees of Lord Guruvayurappa. Gajapooja (Worshipping Elephants) & Anayoottu (Feeding Elephants) are conducted here, as an offering to Lord Ganesha. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (960x720, 83 KB)Gurovayoor temple eastern entrance! File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (960x720, 83 KB)Gurovayoor temple eastern entrance! File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links Anakotta1. ... Image File history File links Anakotta1. ... The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee, was founded in 1995 as the United States first elephant refuge, recreating a natural habitat for sick, old, and/or needy elephants. ... Elephant Sanctuary at Punnathur kotta, Guruvayoor. ... The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee, was founded in 1995 as the United States first elephant refuge, recreating a natural habitat for sick, old, and/or needy elephants. ... Elephant Sanctuary at Punnathur kotta, Guruvayoor. ...


The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) has recently started on its center and guest housefor pilgrims in the temple city. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is a new religious movement based on Bengali, or more specifically Gaudiya, Vaishnavism founded by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, referred to by followers as His Divine Grace, in New York in 1966. ...


Buses ply every few minutes from Thrissur Shaktan Thampuran Bus Stand. Buses also operate from other places like Ernakulam,North Paravur, Kottayam, Palakkad, Kozhikode, Kottarakkara and also from Trivandrum. The railway operates passenger local trains to Thrissur and Cochin and also an overnight express train to Trivandrum and further to Chennai. It is 80 km away from Kochi International Airport. Sakthan Thampuran Raja Rama Varma Actual name of Sakthan Thampuran was Raja Rama Varma (1751-1805). ... The skyline of Ernakaulam Ernakulam (Malayalam : എറണാകുളം ) refers to the western part of the mainland of Kochi city in Kerala, India. ... This article is about a town in Ernakulam district. ... For the district with the same name, see Kottayam District. ... For the district with the same name, see Palakkad District. ... , For the district with the same name, see Kozhikode District. ... Kottarakara is a town located in the district of Kollam, formerly known as Quilon, in the Kerala state of India. ... Indian Coffee House Thiruvananthapuram or Thiruvanathapuram (formerly known as Trivandrum) is the capital (population - 889,191 (2001)) of the state of Kerala, India. ... Indian Coffee House Thiruvananthapuram or Thiruvanathapuram (formerly known as Trivandrum) is the capital (population - 889,191 (2001)) of the state of Kerala, India. ... , “Madras” redirects here. ... Nedumbassery is a town in Kerala, India. ...


Demographics

As of 2001 India censusGRIndia, Guruvayoor had a population of 21,187. Males constitute 46% of the population and females 54%. Guruvayoor has an average literacy rate of 85%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 86%, and female literacy is 85%. In Guruvayoor, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age. 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of the Volunteer The United Nations Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations Events January January 1 - A black monolith measuring approximately nine feet tall appears in Seattles Magnuson Park, placed by an anonymous... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ...


See also

An elephant carrying Thidambu during Thrissur pooram festival. ... Lord Guruvayoorappa Guruvayurappan (Devanagari ) or Guruvayoorappan is a form of Vishnu worshipped and held in reverence by Hindus, predominantly in South India. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Elephant Sanctuary at Punnathur kotta, Guruvayoor. ...

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