Awards and Scholorships

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    Guruvayurappan Sammanam

    The Devaswom has started a new award for the individuals for their contribution to the temple arts and crafts. The first Guruvayurappan Puraskaram was awarded to Shri. Elavally Narayanan Asari, for his excellence in wood carving. Most of the carvings that we see today inside the temple and the Gopurams were done by him. It carries a cash price of Rs. 25555.00 rupees and a gold locket of Lrd Sree Guruvayurappan.

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    Scholarships

    With a view to promote the Sanskrit language and literature, Devaswom is giving scholarships to students of Sreekrishna High school and Sreekrishna college, who opt Sanskrit as a second language. For more details click here

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    Aksharaslokam competition

    All Kerala Aksharaslokam competetions are conducted on the day of Guruvayur Ekadasi every year. Lord Sree Guruvayurappan’s gold locket is awarded to the 1st 2nd and 3rd prize.
    Narayaneeya Dinam:- Daska PaDa Competetion for L.P & U.P students, Akshara Sloka competetion (only Narayaneeyam Slokams) for H.S and College Students. Cash award, trophy and Certificate will be awarded.
    Narayaneeya Dinam:- Daska PaDa Competetion for L.P & U.P students, Akshara Sloka competetion (only Narayaneeyam Slokams) for H.S and College Students. Cash award, trophy and Certificate will be awarded.
    Guruvayur Ekadasi:- All slokams including Narayaneeyam only for elders. Sree Guruvayurappan Suvarna Mudra will be awarded.

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    Sri Guruvayoorappan Chembai Puraskaram

    Awarded to famous Musicians or instrumentalist. A cash prize of 50,000/-, Prasasthi Phalakam, Ponnada and 10gm Sree Guruvayurappan SuvarnaMudra will be awarded.

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    Krishna Geethi Puraskaram

    (a) Manaveda SuvarnaMudra for the best Vesham performer in Krishnanattam. Kshethrakalanilayam judeges select the best performer from the “Arangukali” inside the temple. Sree Guruvayurappan Suvarana Mudra and Certificate will be awarded.
    (b) Vasu Nedungadi Suvarna Mudra for the best musician in Krishnanattam. Kshethrakalanilayam judeges select the best performer from the “Arangukali” inside the temple. Sree Guruvayurappan Suvarana Mudra and Certificate will be awarded.

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    Manaveda Puraskaram

    This award is given to promote Krishnanattam – the pure and original classical form of traditional dance drama – the contribution of the 17th century Vaishnavite Bhakthi movement in Kerala. This is awarded to the best Krishnanattam player every year. There is a certificate and gold locket of Lord Sree Guruvayurappan.

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    Essay writing competitions

    All Kerala essay writing competitions are conducted on the Narayaneeyam Day, Krishna Geethi Day and Poonthanam Day.
    Essay Competition- on “Krishnageethi” the literature of Krishnanattam-Subject will be given by the experts. Cash award and Certificate will be awarded.

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    Jnanappana Puraskaram

    This puraskaram will be awarded to a renowned person in the world of Malayalam literature. A cash prize of 25000/-, Prasasthi Phalakam, Certificate and Ponnada will be warded.Recitation of Poonthanam Krithis- competition to the students of L.P,U.P,H.S and College. A cash award,Phalakam and Certificate will be awarded.