He is the presiding deity of Guruvayoor temple , who is being worshiped as Shri Krishna in His child form Balagopalan , popularly known as Guruvayur Unnikkannan Guruvayur baby Krishna. Even though the deity is that of chatur bahu four handed Vishnu, the concept Sankalpam of the people is that the deity is the infant form of Lord Krishna. Brahma, with the consent of Vishnu, gave the king a murti of Krishna given to him by Vishnu himself. It is said that by the grace of this murti, Brahma was able to fulfill his task of creation. When Vishnu appeared before the King and the queen in answer to their prayers, they prayed to the Lord for a son like Him. As they repeated it thrice, the lord told them that they would have three janmas births and that He would be born to them in each of their three incarnations.
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He is the presiding deity of Guruvayoor temple , who is being worshiped as Shri Krishna in His child form Balagopalan , popularly known as Guruvayur Unnikkannan Guruvayur baby Krishna.
Even though the deity is that of chatur bahu four handed Vishnu, the concept Sankalpam of the people is that the deity is the infant form of Lord Krishna. Brahma, with the consent of Vishnu, gave the king a murti of Krishna given to him by Vishnu himself.
It is said that by the grace of this murti, Brahma was able to fulfill his task of creation. When Vishnu appeared before the King and the queen in answer to their prayers, they prayed to the Lord for a son like Him. As they repeated it thrice, the lord told them that they would have three janmas births and that He would be born to them in each of their three incarnations. In due course the Lord was born to them. He was born to them the first time as Prisnigarbha, who taught people the importance of brahmacharya.
The second time, he was born to Kashyapa and Aditi and took form as the avatara of Vamana. In their third incarnation, they were Vasudeva and Devaki, parents of Krishna. The legend states that Krishna got the murti from his father and worshiped it at his capital, Dwaraka.
So baby Krishna is worshipped on a Vishnu deity. He was not erudite like Bhattathiri but his lyrics were noted for their simplicity and devotional fervour. Poonthanam went home and wept bitterly before the Lord. Seating the boy at his side, he started to recite. The boy pointed out an error in the very first verse. The poet admitted it and proceeded with the next verse, and the boy pointed out two mistakes.
In the third verse, he pointed out three mistakes and so on. He rushed to Poonthanam and sought his forgiveness. When he read the Jnanappana, he found that it was flawless. Melpathur Narayana Bhattithiri was a devotee of Guruvayoorappan. Melpathur Bhattithiri was a student of Achyuta Pisharody, who became ill. As a student of the guru, Melpathur Bhattithiri took the disease upon himself as part of Guru Dakshina. The disease was incurable, and he was instructed by Ezhuthachan to become a devotee of Guruvayoorappan.
Being a Sanskrit scholar, Melpathur Bhattithiri composed a verse every day for the Lord, and after the final verse was complete, he was cured of his ailments. King Manaveda told Vilwamangalam about his ambition to view Krishna. The next day the Swamiyar told him that Guruvayurappan has given his consent and Manavedan can see Guruvayurappan playing in the early hours of the morning at the platform of the Elanji tree.
He could only see and not touch Him. When as per this agreement, Manavedan saw Guruvayurappan in the form of little child Sri Krishna, he was so excited that he forgot himself and, rushed to embrace little Sree Krishna.
However, Manavedan got one peacock feather from the head gear of Bhagavan Krishna. The peacock feather was incorporated in the headgear for the character of Sri Krishna in the dance drama Krishnanattam based on his own text krishnageeti which is composed of 8 chapters viz, Avatharam, Kaliyamardanam, Rasakrida, Kamsavadham, Swayamvaram, Banayuddham, Vividavadham and Swargarohanam.
It was performed near the sanctum sanctorum of the Guruvayur Temple. On the ninth day, Avatharam was repeated as the Samoothiri felt that it was not auspicious to end the series with the demise of Lord Krishna.
The blessed art form is still maintained by guruvayur devaswom and staged as an offering by devotees. His disease was advanced that the watchman did not allow him to take bath in temple tank.
The miracle was due to his faithful recitation of Narayaneeyam. Vilwamangalam Swamiyar and Kurur Amma were cousins. There is a holy spot, Nritham, on the eastern side of the northern entrance to the temple, where the Swamiyar meditated and danced in ectasy. Its believed that the Lord often gave him darshan in person after the last ritual of the day. He could see him whenever and in whatever form he wished. The Lord was a child to the childless Kururamma.
She played with him and would even scold him when he was naughty. He helped her in all her household chores as a dutiful son would, for his mother. A young Varasyar girl would make a garland every day and offer it to the Lord in the night. The Mel Shanti Chief Priest would adorn the idol with it. One day she was late and the Sri Koil was closed.
The following morning, when the Mel Shanti began to remove the nirmalyam, one garland stuck to the idol and would not come off.
From that day the banyan tree is called Manjula. Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar : He lost his voice suddenly at the peak of a concert he was giving at Suchindram.
Several doctors tried to cure him but to no avail. He went to Guruvayur and cried out to the Lord. He regained his voice and lived many more years to sing in many concerts.
When the trees started to yield coconuts, he collected the first coconut from all the trees in a sack and set forth to Guruvayoor. On the way he was stopped by a robber and asked to part with the items in the sack.
The villager told the robber that the coconuts in the sack belonged to Guruvayoorappan and so he was unable to hand it over. Does it have horns? When the robber pulled the sack forcefully out of the villagers hands, the coconuts spilled out. To their astonishment each and every coconut in the sack had horns! Even today, the coconut with horns are displayed in the temple for devotees to see. Shopkeeper and boy : Once, a poor little boy could not get even a morsel of food to appease his hunger, and stole a banana from a nearby fruit shop.
The shop-keeper caught hold of the boy and accused him of the theft. The boy admitted his guilt. The shop-keeper did not have the heart to punish this innocent boy, but to teach him a lesson, he ordered him to walk around the temple a certain number of times. The shop-keeper was aghast when he saw Lord Guruvayurappan follow the little boy around the temple. So, I followed the boy around the temple. There was only one priest in those days and the Nenmini Namboodiri had to go out on an urgent engagement.
The son, Unni, offered a Nivedyam of cooked rice to the Lord; in his simplicity, he believed that the idol would eat the food, but the idol did not move. Unni bought some salted mangoes and curd from a neighborhood vendor, thinking that the Lord would prefer this, mixed the curd with rice and offered it again.
The idol again remained unmoved. Unni cajoled, requested, coaxed and in the end threatened, but the idol remained unmoved. He wept because he believed he had failed and shouted at the Lord, exclaiming that his father would beat him. The Lord could not bear it any more, and made the Nivedyam disappear. The boy left the temple satisfied. When Variyar returned to the temple, he saw the empty plate and became very angry with Unni, but Unni insisted that God had, in fact, eaten the offering.
Guruvayoor Temple The many centuries old Guruvayoor temple is located in the town of Guruvayoor, Thrissur, Kerala, India and is one of the most important temples of India.
While non-Hindus are not permitted to enter the temple, Lord Guruvayoorappan has strong believers from many religions. Construction of Guruvayur Temple Before the conclusion of his incarnation as Krishna, the Lord told his devotee and minister Uddhava that his image would come floating in the sea which would soon engulf Dwaraka. Uddhava was to request Brahaspati, the Guru of the Gods, to install the image at a suitable place. When this came to pass, Brahaspati and Vayu, the God of wind, set out in search of a sacred place to house the murti.
They met Parasurama an earlier avatara of Vishnu at Kerala, who was bringing the same murti to Dwaraka. Parasurama led them to a beautiful lake full of lotus flowers.
Lord Shiva and the goddess Parvati left for Mammiyur, on the opposite bank of the lake. When devotees go round the Krishna temple, from a certain spot, they face Mammiyur and pray to Shiva. Vishwakarma, the architect of the Gods, built the Krishna temple at the request of Guru and Vayu. This is the account in the Mahabharatha, told by the sage Dattatreya to King Janamejaya, son of Parikshit.
An astrologer told a Pandya King that he was destined to die from a cobra bite on a particular day. He was advised to go and pray before Guruvayurappan. The king spent years in meditation and prayer at the feet of the deity. Suddenly the King realized that the time of his death had passed. He came back to his palace and asked the astrologer why the prediction was wrong.
The wise man showed him the mark on his left foot where the cobra had bitten him. Since the king was wholly absorbed in the Lord, Who alone can dispense with fate, he did not feel the sting. In gratitude, the King built the Guruvayoorappan Temple and set apart funds for the daily routine of the temple.
Most of the current temple building dates to the 16th and 17th centuries, although rich devotees funded extensions and additions later.
The deepastamba column of lights was erected in by a devotee from Thiruvanathapuram. The temple has gopurams in the east and the west. The western gopura was built in Mahavishnu, the presiding deity in the Garbhagraha central shrine is worshipped according to the pooja routines laid down by Adi Sankaracharya and later written in to the Tantrasamuchaya by Chennas Narayanan Namboodiri born in The Chennas Namboodiris are the hereditary Tantri of Guruvayoor temple.
This temple attracts thousands of pilgrims from all over the world. The temple is around years old. The main deity is that of Lord Mahavishnu, which is known by different names here — Kannan, Unnikannan, Govindan, Krishnan and Guruvayurappan. The deity is considered to be years old.
Guruvayoorappan – Story, Miracles, Slokas, Guruvayur Temple
Mizragore Thinking the sun had set Jayadratha appeared on the scene and Arjuna killed him fulfilling guruvayoorappaj vow. The Mahabharata is undoubtedly one of the greatest works of the world, unique in many[ An Ezhava family called Tampuran Patikkal brings these tender coconuts for this important rite. Prayers to the Lord of Guruvayoor from Narayaneeyam -9 Uddhava was to request Brahaspati, the Guru of the Gods, to install the image at a suitable place. His daughter Usha had, in a dream, intimate relations with Aniruddha whom she had never seen before. Vilwamangalam Swamiyar and Kurur Amma were cousins. He was greatly devoted to Krishna and had no sokas for material things.