Hundreds of wedding ceremonies take place at Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple on auspicious days, making it one of the most popular shrines in this regard. It is believed that a wedding conducted at Guruvayur Temple, often referred to as the Vaikunda on Earth, would lead to a long marital life. In addition, the couple would have the blessings of Lord Krishna during their entire life together.
Newlyweds are not allowed into the shrine immediately after their wedding. So, the bride and the groom pray to the Lord inside the temple before the wedding.
Devotees believe that Guruvayurappan would certainly answer earnest prayers. Most people are familiar with the blessings showered by the Lord on Melpathur, Poonthanam and Kurooramma. Such legends are drawing more and more people to Guruvayur Temple, where the rush of devotees is rising every year.
It is believed that the idol at Guruvayur Temple was worshipped by Vasudeva and Devaki in Dwaraka. It was installed at Guruvayur by Brihaspati, the Guru of the Gods and his pupil Vayu Deva, the God of air. As per belief, the idol of Krishna acquires 12 different forms in the course of a day.
Some couples offer prayers at the temple every year after their marriage ceremony. Others visit once every month. Krishnanattom is a noted ritual held at Guruvayur which is considered to help devotees fulfill their wishes. Praying during the ‘deeparadhana’ also leads to success in marital life as well as in love.