Heritage bell relocated in Guruvayoor temple
Filed Under: Music & Film | Posted: 05/22/2008 at 10:55PM
Comments | Region: India
A heritage bell, with Portuguese letters inscribed on it, was re-located from the Southern side to the Northern part of the Sree Krishna temple complex here yesterday.
The centuries old bell, believed to have been gifted to King Zamorin of
The local tradition has it that the bell was presented to King Zamorin by Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama, who landed in Kozhikode towards the end of the 15th century.
Zamorin, the traditional owner of the temple, later presented the bell to the temple.
The bell was re-installed with ceremonies and rites led by the