Guruvayoor - It is one of the most important and holiest pilgrim
centres in Kerala, South India, attracting thousands of pilgrims
from all over India. The major attraction is the temple of Lord
Sree Krishna who is also called 'Guruvayurappan'. To trace the
history of Guruvayoor, we have to go back a few thousand years.
Lord Krishna was born as the son of Vasudeva and Devaki in the
dwapara yuga. He was not an ordinary boy! He performed wonderful
deeds and everyone was convinced that the boy was none other
than Lord Vishnu in human form, an avatar of Vishnu or the perfect
manifestation of the supreme power. Before leaving the earth
to the heavenly abode, Lord Krishna told Udhava, his foremost
disciple that he had installed the image of Lord Vishnu in the
temple built by him at Dwaraka. Later Dwaraka was submerged
in the sea and Brihaspathi (Guru) recovered the idol and with
the assistance of Vayu (Wind God). Together, they traveled all
over India in search of a holy place and finally reached Kerala.
Here, with the help of Parasurama, they located a holy spot.
Guru and Vayu installed the image of Lord Vishnu (Lord Krishna)
in the temple built by Viswakarma, the architect of the Gods.
As Guru and Vayu together founded the temple, the place came
to be called ‘Guruvayupura’ in accordance with Lord Shiva’s
wish. Later the name was shortened to Guruvayoor. With regard
to the number of devotees visiting each day to receive the Lord’s
blessings, Guruvayoor Temple ranks first in Kerala and fourth
in India. Considering the number of devotees, it is a ‘Maha
- "A Jewel in the Crown" of God's own country. Introduce yourself
to a land that sways to the rhythms of nature - the dance of
the palms and a blue sky that changes its colours in tune with
the beautiful, tranquil surroundings. You will experience that
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four star hotel with state of the art amenities: 72 rooms, suites
with all modern comforts, 2 restaurants, coffee shop, bar, banquet
halls, swimming pool, health care.... Being located in the most
important pilgrim centre of South India, SOPANAM is designed
to attract the cream of domestic and international guests. SOPANAM
HERITAGE is a deluxe hotel providing 4 star facilities. It is
conveniently located within the main temple area, shopping centre,
railway station and the bus stand. The Trichur town is located
25 Kms from Guruvayoor and 80 kms from the Cochin International
Airport, a couple of hours drive from the hotel.
most spacious rooms with all the modem facilities and
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qualified staff welcoming you at the reception and best
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itself to stay at the SOPANAM HERITAGE. GUEST ROOMS 72
well appointed rooms, centrally airconditioned. 66 Double
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switch. Direct dialing , colour televisions with local
and international satellite channel facilities are available.
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AND STUDIO (conference )
comfortable place for the corporate, as well as medical
companies', social get-togethers and for major offices who
believe in the real meaning of banqueting and want both
food and service to be of class. Here we treat you as GOD
not just as guests. The 2 Conference halls can seat 25 to
200 pax theatre style.
Conference facilities reflect an understanding of space and
attention to facilities which is so important in today's
business world. Whether it be a meeting for two or a conference
for three hundred their staff have been trained to cater to
your requirement. The Mini suite room will accommodate easily
upto 10 to 15 pax.
The Terrace can accommodate any kind of forge get-togethers
and marriages upto 1000 pax. With a separate dining place
it will be the ultimate facility. We specialize in large
get-togethers and can give you the best in the hospitality
market in this region.
Mammiyoor Temple Many of the devotees who
visit the temple also visit the Shiva Temple at Mammiyoor,
the abode of Lord Shiva. Located about half a Kilometer
from Guruvayoor, it is not only a visiting place for the
devotees, but also a temple worth visiting by ordinary
Beach Chavakkad Beach with its virgin waters, will
entice you to come again. The famous mural paintings will
certainly touch a deep chord in your heart and bring out
the hidden artist in you. The beauty of the beach and
its mesmerising atmosphere is an experience you wouldn't
want to miss.
Kotah This lovely elephant sanctuary is attached to
the Sree Krishna Temple at Guruvayoor. The open green
area is the home of around 55 temple elephants. An utterly
captivating place indeed!
Kalamandalam Kerala Kalamandalam is situated on the
banks of Bharathapuzha river in Cheruthuruthy, It is 32
kms north of Thrissur, a major town, 112 kms north of
Cochin and 330 kms north of Trivandrum, the Capital city.
Founded in 1927, Kerala Kalamandalam, is a place for Kathakali
dance drama and other performing arts of Kerala. Here
one can see Kathakali, Koodiyattam and Mohniyattam performances
in its theatre, known as Koothambalams. In kalamandalam
there are schools specializing in the dance / theatre
forms of Kathakali and Koodiyattam offer visitors an insight
into the Keralas traditional arts.
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