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    Book Stalls

    Bookstalls are situated in Room.No.1, Vaijayanthi Building and in the Western Pathayapura building. In addition to Devaswom publications spiritual and religious books are available in the bookstalls. Working hours: From 5 a.m to 9 p.m.

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    Mural Study Centre

    Gurukula education in mural study has been functional since 1989. National Diploma is awarded to students on successful completion of training for 5 years. Students are given stipend. At present the center is functioning in the Sathram Canteen Block.

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    Guruvayur Devaswom Museum.

    The Devaswom Museum is in the Devaswom Office Annex below the Public Relations Office. The public can enjoy the sight of rare articles offered to Guruvayurappan by devotees. No entry fee. Working hours: 8 a.m to 8 p.m.

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    Religious Books Library

    The Religious Books Library is in the Eastern Block of the Sathram. Books in Sanskrit, Malayalam, English, Hindi, Tamil etc are available here. Rare manuscripts inscribed in palm leaf and books for clarifying doubts are specialties of the library. It is being utilized by researchers and scholars. The reading room attached to the library supplies dailies, weeklies and monthlies in various languages.

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    School of Temple Music Instruments

    The school imparts training in music instruments like Chenda, Thakil, Maddalam, Thimila, Kombu, Kurumkuzhal, Nadaswaram and Ashtapathi.Duration of the course is three years. Students are provided with the facility of formal education in Standard 8,9 and10. They are also given stipend and accommodation. The method of training is “Gurukula”(directly trained under a mentor)

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    Poonthanam Temple and Poonthanam Illam

    The Poonthanam Temple and Illam (residential house) are situated on Perinthalmanna – Nilambur route, 68 kms away from the Guruvayur Temple, in Malappuram district. The prime deity of the temple is Mahavishnu. Ashtamirohini and Vidyarambham are considered very auspicious in the temple. Poonthanam day is celebrated in a grand manner in this place on the Aswathi of Kumbha.

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    Medical Centre

    The medical center was opened in 1963 as a free dispensary. The service of expert doctors has been made availablesince1989. Approximately 250 patients avail free medical service every day. Besides free medical care free food is also provided to the inmates of Municipality Orphanage, Kasthurba Balika Sadanam, destitutes and other patients.E.E.G, E.C.G and operation theatre facilities are available. Ambulance service is provided round the clock at subsidized rate. Besides the Paediatrics, E.N.T, Dermatology and Orthopedic sections, free service is rendered by Neurologist, Physician, Gastroentologist, Ophthalmologist and Audiologist. Costly medicines offered to Guruvayurappan by companies and individuals are supplied free of cost from the Pharmacy. Devotees willing to contribute to the medical center may contact the Superintendent. (Phone.2556620)

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    Melpathur Smaraka Ayurvedic Hospital

    The Melpathur Memorial Ayurvedic Hospital was opened in 2000. The service of expert physicians is available here. Pharmaceuticals and individuals offer medicines to the temple and the medicines are supplied free of cost to the patients. A large number of patients are given free treatment at the hospital.

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    Educational Institutions

    The Guruvayur Devaswom runs Sree Krishna College, Sree Krishna Higher Secondary School and an English Medium School.

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    Ambadi Housing Complex

    It is a building complex of four residential flats near the Thaluk hospital and Thaluk office in Alathur village of Palakkad district.

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    Vrindavanam Estate

    The estate stretching in approximately 100 acres of land is situated at Vengad in Malappuram district. Palm trees to feed the elephants along with crops like cashew and coconut are cultivated here.

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    Gokulam Gosala

    The cattle offered to Guruvayurappan are reared in Gokulam gosala sprawling in 25 acres inside the Vrindavan estate. The cowsheds provide rest and the ponds supply clean water to the cattle kept in the gosala.