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Sri Guruvayur Yatra
Dwarka of Southern India

Lord Sri Krishna (or Sri Guruvayoorappan as the presiding Lord is known) at
Guruvayur
Guruvayur, also called ‘Dwarka of Southern India’, houses the famous Guruvayur Sri
Krishna Temple. Guruvayur Sri Krishna, also affectionately called as “Sri
Guruvayoorappan”, the presiding deity, was installed by Brihaspati and Vayu. Sri
Guruvayoorappan is a four-armed form of Lord Krishna in standing posture with a chakra
in the right hand, conchshell in the left, and mace and lotus flower in the other two. Lord
Krishna displayed this form of His only twice during His appearance on earth: once to
Arjuna just before the battle of Kuruksetra while speaking the Bhagavad-Gita, and once to
His parents, Vasudeva and Devaki, at the time of His appearance in Mathura. This deity
was worshipped by Vasudeva and Devaki in Dwarka. When Lord Krishna wanted to end His
manifest pastimes on this planet, He entrusted His devoted friend Uddhava, to take good
care of the Deity. Lord Krishna prophesied to Uddhava that at the end of His earthly