Sunday, June 4, 2023

Fairs and Festivals

Temple Festivals

Guvayooor Ekadeshi

Guruvayoor is a village near Chavakkad, about 35 km from Trichur. There is an important temple located there dedicated to Krishna - Guruvayur Sree Krishna temple which is held in great reverence and resorted to largely by the Hindus throughout Malabar, Cochin and Travancore. Those who are ill, specially rheumatic patients make vows to make offerings
in this temple. The festival of Ekadesi is celebrated here in the Malayalam month of 'Vrischikam'. Besides the devotees, there are those who come to take part in the annual fair. Merchants erect booths in front and behind the temple and carry on trade in various articles. The celebration with in the temple consists of Pujas and processions.