The great Guruvayoor Utsavam on your doorstep. The event that all devotees are looking forward to. The time has come to celebrate. And the undisputed #1 hotel near Guruvayur temple Krishna is ready to provide the best accommodation in Guruvayur. We cordially invite you to one of Kerala’s most important cultural festivals, the Guruvayur Utsavam.

Every year, Guruvayur Utsavam grows bigger and better. The main reason this holiday is celebrated now is due to the devotion of Krishna devotees to it. Krishna Inn is the closest centre that offers the best accommodation in Guruvayur, thus we have a huge responsibility to provide greater happiness to everyone by providing you with a warm welcome and comfortable accommodation.

Before that let’s take a look at some of the most important programs that are taking place during Guruvayoor Utsavam.

Guruvayur Anayottam

The speed of the largest terrestrial mammal is unknown. But wisdom, adaptability, and strength are the greatest capabilities on the planet, as seen here on the Guruvayur Anayottam stage. Visit the well-known Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple in Thrissur, where these elephants take part in the spectacular Guruvayur Anayottam (elephant race). The beauty is in the 12,000 pounds sprint face to face to kick off the famous Guruvayur Festival, which takes place each year in the month of Kumbham For a year, the winner may wear the Thidambu (a replica of the Guruvayoorappan idol) on all significant occasions. As a result, it is a prominent sport for both devotees and elephants. 

Utsava Bali

According to the belief, the spirits (Bootha Ganangal) associated with the presiding deity are summoned to the temple playing a traditional musical instrument called “Pani”, and then the “Bali” is executed to please the spirits.

Devotees offered special prayers in the “Utsava Bali,” while the deity’s “Thidambu” was transported to the “mandapam Pazhukka” as part of the “Bali” ceremonies. The persons involved in the rituals fasted from sunrise to sunset, not even drinking water. This adds to the uniqueness of Utsava Bali.


The Pallivetta ceremony is performed with typical excitement as part of Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple’s annual 10-day celebration. Thousands of devotees participated in the Ulsavabali, which was led by a Hindu priest on the temple grounds.

The god’s thanka Thidambu carried from the temple in procession to the city as part of the Pallivetta ritual (Pradakshinam grass).

After that, Sreebhoothabali will be conducted with the golden idol remaining in the Swarna Pazhukka mandapam for darshan.

A large number of devotees will participate in Pallivetta dressed as birds and animals. There will also be hundreds of Krishnanattam artists wearing the soldier’s attire. 

The ritual will encircle the temple pond, followed by “hunting harsh animals.” Pallivetta will conclude after nine rounds of the procession around the temple. Later, the Lord’s Palli Urakkam is performed in the specifically constructed Palliyara Namaskara mandapam.


The Holy Bath is known as Arattu. Which is a part of the rituals of most of Kerala’s major temple festivals. During this ceremony, the priest assumes the form of the god and bathes in holy water. This usually arises at the end of the Temple Festival.

To know more about the 2020 Guruvayoor Utsavam you can download the brochure here-

We at Krishna Inn wish you and your family success, prosperity, and the spirituality of holy Guruvayur. Book the best accommodation in Guruvayur at the best rooms near Guruvayoor temple- Krishna Inn. For making room reservations, click here booking.


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