• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

PM Modi offers prayers at famous Lord Krishna temple in Guruvayur

|

Guruvayur (Ker), June 08: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Kerala this morning, offered prayers at Lord Krishna temple in Guruvayur. Prime Minister Modi reached Guruvayur, Kerala, on Saturday morning to offer prayers at the famed Lord Krishna temple.

It is one of the most important places of worship for Hindus in Kerala and is often referred to as Bhuloka Vaikunta, which translates to as "Holy Abode of Vishnu on Earth".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Modi left Kochi at 9.20 a.m and his helicopter landed at Sree Krishna College ground near here at 9.50 am. The prime minister reached in a special naval helicopter from the Kochi naval airport.

After an hour-long 'darshan' at the temple, the prime minister will address a party meeting - Abhinandan Sabha - being organised by the BJP Kerala State committee. This will be Modi's first public meeting after assuming the chair of the prime minister for a second consecutive term.

Rahul arrives in Wayanad, greeted him with "We are with you" placards

He arrived in Kochi on late Friday night and was received at the naval airport by Kerala Governor P Sathasivam, Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan and state Devaswam Minister Kadakampally Surendran. He stayed at the Government Guest House in Kochi.

Guruvayur Temple:

The presiding deity of the Guruvayur Temple is Vishnu, worshipped in the form of his avatar Krishna. The central icon is a four-armed standing Vishnu carrying the conch Panchajanya, the discus Sudarshana Chakra, the mace Kaumodaki and a lotus with a Holy basilgarland.

Also, the temple is called "Dwarka of South India" due to Krishna's widespread presence. He is currently worshipped according to routines laid down by Adi Shankara.

For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more