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Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple is located in Guruvayur Town of Thrissur District in Kerala.The presiding deity is Mahavishnu. Sri Krishna Temple at Guruvayur is one of the most visited temples in South India.

This most important pilgrim centre is known as "Dwaraka of South". Guruvayur Temple is different because of the sanctity of the place and of the grace of the consecrated deity.

This sacred idol of Lord Krishna at Guruvayur Temple is carved out of Pathalanjala Shila.

According to legends, Guruvayur Sri Krishna temple is believed to be created by Guru, the preceptor of Devas and Vayu, the Lord of Winds. They recovered the idol of the presiding deity from the flood that submerged Dwaraka, and installed in Guruvayur. Thus the shrine is known asGuruvayurappan. The idol is believed to be 5000 years old. This idol of krishna is said to have been worshipped by Lord Brahma at Dwaraka.

There is a Dwajasthambam (flat post)which is encased in plated gold at a height of 600 ft. There is a stage Koothambalam, where Chakiyar Koothu is presented.