Frequently Asked Questions


Can I make offering through your website ?

No, we are not accepting any money towards offering at Sree Guruvayur Temple, Guruvayur and no body is authorised to collect any money towards this. You can send DD/MO/PO for making offerings to :
The Administrator, Guruvayur Devaswom, Guruvayur, Trichur, Kerala.        Pin : 680101



What is Udayasthamana Pooja and How can I book for this?

Udayasthamana pooja implies worship from sunrise to sunset. It consists of 15 special Poojas in addition to all the routine poojas and begins after the morning Siveli.
This has been booked for another 5 years. You can make booking at Devaswom counter inside the temple.


Why do we celebrate Ekadasi?

Ekadasi,the most important festival during the Mandalam period, lasting for a month. 
It is believed that on the Guruvayur Ekadasi day, Lord Krishna revealed the Gita to Arjuna.
On Guruvayur Ekadasi Day , devotees take "Vradha" (fasting) to attain salvation.


How can we register for the Chembai Sangeetholsavam ?

Chembai sangeetholsavam-This karnatic music festival is held for 11 days in the memory of Sri Chembai Vaidyanadha Bhagavathar, as part of the Ekadasi celebrations.
For registration, you have to send your recorded song and details to :

The Administrator,
Guruvayur Devaswom, Guruvayur, Trichur, Kerala. Pin : 680101



What are the temple rules?

Wearing shirts, trousers, vests, pyjamas, lungis( printed dhotis), churidars, footwear etc. is forbidden. Hence ladies can wear saris and skirts and blouses while the men can wear plain white or cream dhoti. Small kids and possessions like cameras, video cameras, radios, tape-recorders, cell phone etc. cannot be taken into the 'Chuttambalam'.
Newly married couples are not allowed inside the Chuttambalam also known as Nalambalam, soon after the marriage ceremony. Refer Temple Manners.


How could I get the token for Prasada Oottu?

Prasada Oottu, Annadhana conducted by the Guruvayur Devaswom at the dining hall for pilgrims at 10.00 AM everyday. One can make an offering of any amount (min Rs 1) for this free feeding. One who wish to consume this prasada feeding should be in queue as early as possible.


What is Annaprasanam / Choroonnu ?

  This is the first rice-giving ceremony of a child conducted before the Lord Guruvayurappa . All the itemsincluding cooked rice, payasam (sweet preparation of rice and jaggery; rice, sugar & milk) plantain etc. are placed on a banana leaf and the children are fed each of these.
You have to collect the token (Rs 10) for Annaprasanam(Choroonu) from the Devaswom counter inside the temple.



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