177 weddings in Guruvayur on Sunday; Heavy traffic snarls and rush of devotees
Guruvayur: The renowned Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple witnessed a huge rush of devotees and wedding parties on Sunday. A total of 177 marriage ceremonies were held at the temple on the day. Traffic block caused by the vehicles of wedding parties was cleared after hours of long effort.
Since parking centres were under maintenance, the vehicles were parked by the roadside. The major parking centres Andhra Park and Venugopal park were closed intensifying the parking issue.
The wedding parties surrounded the high stage for marriage ceremonies since early morning. The queue of devotees extended from South Nada to East Nada. The police and security personnel struggled to control the public.
As one-way rule was strictly implemented since 6 in the morning, traffic block in inner ring road was not intense. Everyone who violated traffic rules were fined. About 400 vehicles were parked on the roadside as the parking centres were under repair.
If an alternate system for parking is not arranged the traffic block is likely to be worse in the coming days. Many marriage ceremonies are scheduled for next Sunday also. Since it is the last Sunday in the vacation time, the rush of devotees also is likely to be high.