Guruvayur: Guruvayur temple witnessed an unprecedented number of marriages on Sunday with 264 couple tying thier nuptial knot in front of deity
Marriage parties filled the premises of the three marriage 'mandaps' in front of the temple before the start of the 'Thaliketu' at 5 am
The heavy rush continued till the sanctum santorum was closed after the Ucha Puja. The become uncontrollable by 10 am It was difficult for the bridge and groom to even climb up to the Mundap. And the police were nowhere to be seen.
As the devotees cued up for Darshan the 'Kizhakke Gopuram' premises was bursting at the seams.
The problem intensified as devotees were not allowed in the queue Pandal which was inaugurated last month. Apart from marriages, the first rice giving ceremony(Chorunu) of children also witnessed heavy rush. 945 children performed the offering of Chorunu on Sunday