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Must Visit Places In Guruvayur, Kerala

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Guruvayur is a city located in the southern Indian state of Kerala. The city is known as a tourist destination and a spiritual city.

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The place is considered to be the abode of Lord Krishna, the second incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Here is the list of places to visit.

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1. Guruvayoorappas Temple: Guruvayoorappas Temple is the fourth largest temple in India. This temple is famous as Kaliyuga Vaikuntha. The main deity of the temple is Bala Gopalus, an infant of Krishna. 

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2. Elephant Camp: The elephant camp at Punnuthur Kotta is located at a distance of 3 km from the Guruvayurappas Temple. It is the largest elephant camp in India. 

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There are about 60 elephants in this camp. These elephants are used in temple festivals and processions.

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3. Mammiyur Mahadeva Temple: The Mammiyur Mahadeva Temple is located very close to the Guruvayurappas Temple. 

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The main deity in this temple is Mahadev. The temple also has an idol of Parvati Devi. The temple also houses Ganapati, Subramanya, Ayyappa and Vishnu.

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4. Parthasarathy Temple: The Parthasarathy Temple is a major attraction in the town of Guruvayur. 

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The temple is in the shape of a chariot. The idol in this temple was erected by Adi Shankaracharya. You must like this temple visit.

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5. Harikanyaka Temple: The Harikanyaka Temple is located in the village of Ariyanur near Guruvayur. 

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Harikanyaka is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu as a virgin. Thousands of tourists come to witness the 15-day festival in the month of March and April.

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6. Venkatachalapathy Temple: Venkatachalapathy Temple is located near the Parthasarathy Temple. In this temple, Lord Vishnu is seen in the incarnation of Venkatachalapathy. 

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A visit to this temple brings peace of mind as well as Calmness. Thousands of tourists visit this temple every year.