Keezhedams of Guruvayur Temple
NARAYANAMKULANGARA BHAGAVATHY TEMPLE
This shrine in Mammiyur amsom was closely associated with the
Jamelliyur illam.The family enjoyed
the right of offering the paddy when the
procession headed for Guruvayur for the meena pooram, till the
pooram celebration was stopped due to Tipu's invasion. Pana ( songs)
in praise of the goddess
with the Thalapoli on the last night of
first 10 days of Makaram is still celebrated. Navarathri , Nira ,
Puthari, and mandala
pooja are also celebrated. Vishu vela is celebrated on the day
AYYAPPA & VISHNU TEMPLES
There is a big shrine dedicated to Ayyappa which belong to the
Thamarayur illam, situated 2.5 Km north of the Guruvayur. The Vishnu
temple is known as Sreekandapuram
Vishnu temple. These are on the way to
Punnathur Kotta. Pooram is celebrated here on the 1st day of
Makaram every year.
The shrine is located at Mundur, 16kms away from Guruvayur, on the
Guruvayur -Thrissur route. The presiding deity here is Ayyappa. It
is believed that on the Thiruvathira (Sixth asterism) day in the
month of Kumbham (February - March) every year, Lord Ayyappa used to
come to Guruvayur for Arattu which has stopped with the invasion of
Tippu. Now there is only Niramala (adorning the whole Sreekovil with
flower garland) on the first nine days of Makaram and on the tenth
day both Niramala and Utsavam are celebrated by the Devaswom.
Vermanur is situated at Parakkulam near Kunissery in Palakkad district. Parakkulam
literally means the tank of rocks and the temple is on the eastern
bank of the tank. It might have been either made over to Guruvayur
Devaswom by the Zamorins or purchased by Guruvayur from him. The
deity here is Shiva . Shivarathri and
Pradhishta Dinam (foundation day), Nira, Puthari
are important festivals.
MANGANCHIRA VISHNU TEMPLE
presiding deity is Sree Krishna. The temple is in Peruvallur, in the
Annakara village, about 9 kms from Guruvayur. It is in the
Peruvallur-Trichur road. Ashtami Rohini is the important festival.
THALAKKOTTUKARA SIVA TEMPLE
It is in Kunnamkulam 8 kms away from Guruvayur on the Thrissur
road. The deity is Shiva.
There are two shrines within the same Chuttambalam. One is Swayambhu
and in the other is the Linga . Both are worshipped by the same priest.
Thiruvathira, Shivarathri and Pradhishta Dinam are the main festivals.
SIVA AND BHAGAVATHY TEMPLES
These two temples are situated 3.5 kms away from Guruvayur in a place
called Punnathur. Punnathur was earlier the administrative center of the
Punnathur Rajas, which was later purchased by the Devaswom in 1975. These two temples
and about 10 acres of landed properties were taken from the receiver,
The main deities are Siva and Bhagavathy.
The Siva temple is also called the Thekke Ambalam and the Bhagavathy Temple
is called the Pathirikottu Kavu. In the Bhagavathy temple, Navarathri Utsavam is
BALARAMA AND AYYAPPA TEMPLES
Nenmini is about 4 kms from Guruvayur towards the east of Guruvayur
temple. There are two small temples separated by 500 meters. The main deities
here are Balarama and Ayyappa. These temple were under Nenmini mana which
were later handed over
to Devaswom. In the Balarama temple every year Ashtami Rohini , Pradhishta Dinam and
Vrishchika pooja are
Vrishchika pooja is
celebrated from 1st to 12th of Vrishchikam every year. In the Ayyappa
Pradhishta Dinam is Celebrated on
Makayiram of Meenam month.
This is one among the famous 108 Durga
temples in Kerala. Bhagavathy is the main deity. It is situated
at Kaveed, 6 kms from Guruvayur, near to Punnathur Kotta.
Prathishta Dinam is celebrated here. Karkkidaka Pooja is another
important event which is celebrated for 12 days.
It is situated on the Perinthalmanna - Nilamboor route , 60 kms away from
Guruvayur at Poonthanam. Vishnu is the main deity here.
But it is
more famous for another deity of Lord Krishna, which was once worshipped by
the great poet Poonthanam himself.
The successors of Poonthanam Namboodiri gave
this property to Guruvayur Devaswom.