KERALA MURALS ART & CRAFT ART GALLERY

Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Krishna, located in the town of Guruvayur in Kerala. It is one of the most important places of worship for Hindus of Kerala. Non-Hindus are not allowed in the temple. Considered the Dwaraka of the south, this historic temple is shrouded in mystery from last so many years.

It is believed that the temple is the creation of the Guru, the preceptor of the gods, and Vyus, God of the winds. The most popular offerings by the devotees to god includes Thulabharam, in which, the devotees are weighted against bananas, sugar, jaggery, and coconuts equivalent to their weight. It is one of the most popular sacred pilgrim centres of Kerala. The majestic idol of the Lord Krishna in Guruvayur Temple is made from a rare stone known as Patala Anjana. Janmashtmi (Krishna’s birthday) is the best day/ time to visit this temple.

Mural painting has a diligent following among home makers who want it to be one among their accomplishments, a starting point to a modest enterprise.Kerala-style murals and their off-shoots are seen everywhere, occasionally in their natural habitat, temples, and more often on canvases, fabrics, pots, wall-hangings or any willing material. Its practitioners too are diverse — from those who have spent years studying the art to those armed with workshop and short-course experience.