According to the legends, the idol worshipped here is more than 5000 years old. But there are no historical records to establish it. In the 14th century Tamil literature 'Kokasandesam', references about a place called Kuruvayur is there. As early as 16th century (50 years after the Narayaneeyam was composed) many references are noted about Kuruvayur.
52 feet Maraprabhu at Sree Guruvayur Temple. The biggest Terracotta Idol in the world. Inaugurated by Sri. K. Karunakaran the then Industrial Minister Government of India. The idol Lord Mraprabhu is the material embodiment of all the medicinal herbs all over the world.
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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. A large number of pilgrims and tourists visit this fascinating spot every day. In this vast compound, there are road facilities for pilgrims and tourists to go around.
The Ancient Mammiyur Temple Is Situated At A Walkable Distance Of 200 Metres North West To The Famous Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Temple. The Main Diety Is Lord Shiva In The Form Of Uma Maheswara. Lord Vishnu Is Also Given Equal Importance In A Sanctum Sanctorum Near To That Of Lord Shiva.
Parthasarathy Temple at Guruvayoor is situated close to the Guruvayoor Railway Station. Lord Krishna is worshiped in the form of Arjuna’s Charioteer (ParthaSarathy).
The Thiruvenkitachalapathy Temple situated at Thiruvenkidom desom which is a kilometer to the north east of the famous SreeKrishna Temple, Guruvayur is an ancient and unique shrine in many respects. The most notes worthy point is that the deity worshipped at this temple is the same Lord Thiruvenkitachalapathy (Balaji) worshipped at the world famous Tirumala Temple in Andrapradesh.
Chavakkad Beach is beach in Chavakkad Municipality of Thrissur District in Kerala State. It lies on the coast of Arabian Sea and attracts domestic tourists and local people. The beach is situated 5 Kilometers from Guruvayoor Temple Sri Krishna Temple. In this beach, the river meets the sea known as estuary. The meeting point is known as Azhimokam in Malayalam. It is counted amongst Kerala's most popular beaches because the beach is unexplored by domestic tourists.
At night reflections of their little lamps cross each other drawing endless ephemeral images. A hanging bridge, floating restaurant, swimming pool, yoga centre and jogging track are at your disposal. In the evening you can row yourself in a country boat past the mangroves to the surrounding villages or with go fishing with fishing rods or try out the Chinese fishing net.
Palayoor is famous for its Christian church, St. Thomas Church which is founded by St. Thomas the Apostle in 52 AD. It was the first Christian Church in India. St. Thomas, the Apostle, arrived in 52 AD at Crangannur (now Kodungallur) with Jewish merchants for the propagation of Christ's message and through the sea route reached Palayoor in 52 AD and built the Church here.