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Temples & Legends Of Kerala
Kulapati's Preface Author's Preface
Introduction The Temple Of Sri Padmanabha
A Temple Of Serpents The Goddess Who Has Periods
Aranmula Parthasarathi Ambalapuzha Krishna
Sabarimala The Fierce Lord Of Ettumanur
The Benign Lord Chottanikara
Kaladi A Temple For Kannaki
A Temple For Bharata Sri Rama Temple At Triprayar
The Vadakkunnathan Temple The Lord Of Guruvayur
A Temple For Rama And Lakshmana The Historic Tali Temple
Tiruvangad Peruma Rajarajeswara Of Taliparamba
Trichambaram Krishna Temple Other Temples
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THE LORD OF GURUVAYUR

Varied Offerings

There are countless incidents like these, which should lift the hearts of the sick, the depressed and the helpless. Indeed devotees come in thousands to Guruvayur. The favors they seek of the Lord are different-cure of bodily ills, mental peace, progeny, success in vocations and examinations and, above all, salvation. They stay for a day or two and worship. There are those who go to Guruvayur for Tinkal or monthly bhajan or the 41 -day bhajan in fulfillment of a vow or just to propitiate the Lord. Their offerings too vary from a small archana (offering of flowers) costing a few paise to the  laborate udayastamana pooja (literally from dawn to dusk) consisting of 21 special poojas and costing about Rs.10, 000.

One of the most popular offerings is Thulabharam-a ceremony in which the devotee is weighed against bananas, sugar, jaggery, coconuts, etc., the article weighed being gifted to the temple. Then Annaprasanam, first feeding ceremony of the: child and marriages are conducted here on a mass scale.

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The temple of Sri Krishna, the lord of Guruvayur or Guruvayur or Gururvayurappan, as the deity is popularly called.
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