Historical events of guruvayoor

by / Monday, 10 December 2012 / Published in Blog

 

The idol installed here at Guruvayur temple considered to be 5000 years old and lot of legends associated with it.

1030 – Sreekovil and Mandapam renovated.

1058 – Koothambalam and Nalambalam reconstructed.

12thcentury – Western Gopuram constructed.

14thcentury – Tantra Samuchaya written by Chennas Narayanan Namboodiri.

14thcentury – Mentions of Kuruvayur in Tamil literature and Kokasandesam.

1587 – Narayaneeyam composed

1637 – Temple records available in Kolezhuthu script

1638 – The central shrine rebuilt.

1716 – Dutch raided Guruvayur and set fire to the Western Gopuram.

1747 – Western Gopuram rebuilt by Panikkaveettil Ittirayicha Menon, Karyasthan.

1756 – Dutch attacked and desecrated Trikkunavay ( Trikkana Mathilakam) to which Guruvayur was a Keezhedam (Subordinate temple)

1757 – Dutch again attacked Trikkunavay temple and the Devaswom dissolved.

1757 – Zamorin became the supervising trustee with Mallisseri as the co-trustee of Guruvayur.

1766 – Hyder Ali attacked Guruvayur.

1780 – “Devadaya” from Hyder Ali through Madras Governor Shri. Srinivasa Rao.

1789 – Tippu Sultan attacked Guruvayur -Utsavavigraha shifted to Ambalappuzha and Moolavigraha to a safe underground place.

1792 – September 17 – Reinstallation of the Moolavigraha after the victory of Zamorins over Tippu with the help of British.

1825 – 1892- Temple under the supervision of Court.

1836 – Installation of Deepasthambam in front of the gate way.

1841 – Government of Madras restored Devadaya appropriated by Tippu Sultan.

1842 – The Eastern Gopuram rebuilt.

1859 – Central shrine and mandapam covered with copper sheeting. A permanent flagstaff with bell metal covering set up.

1889 – Dispute started between trustees . Even temple closed for over a week.

1892 – Chuttambalam, Vilakkumatam, Koothambalam and Sastha Shrine were renovated and roofed with copper sheets.

1893 – Compromise was arrived between trustees.

1900 – Big bell was set up and reconstructed the Pathayapura (granary).

1910 – Deepasthambam at Eastern Gopuram installed by Shri Chettur Sankaran Nair.

1915 – A court of wards assumed the management of Zamorin’s Estate including Guruvayur temple.

1922 – January 4th Nadayiruthal of elephant “Kesavan”.

1927 – Zamorins got back the administrative powers from the Court of Wards.

1930 – A clear administrative scheme was framed by the High court of Madras with the Zamorin once again as the head.

1931 – Guruvayur Satyagraham started.

1932 – Temple remained closed for 12 days without pooja, because of Guruvayur Satyagraham.

1946 – Temple entry for all Hindus.

1952 – January 30 – Flagstaff completely enclosed with gold.

1964 – Sree Krishna College started.

1970 November 30 – Huge fire devastated the Temple.

1971 March 9 – Guruvayur Devaswom Act. Replaced the 1930 Scheme enacted by the Hon’ble High Court of Madras. The Kerala Government takes charge of the temple administration.

1973 – The honor “Gajarajan” awarded to Kesavan on his Shashtiabda poorthi (60thbirth day).

1974 October 31 – The temple renovation after fire completed.

1978 March 2 – A regular bill passed in the Kerala Assembly with some modification to the existing Guruvayur Devaswom Act – 1971.

 

(courtesy Guruvayur Devaswom web)

 

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