The Guruvayoor Devaswam holy idol Lord Maraprbhu is located 45 mtrs away from the main idol Lord Guruvayoorappan and adjacent to the idol of Sri Guruvayoor Keshavan, the Holy Elephant situated at devaswam premises. This Maraprabhu idol, which is thronged, by millions of devotees annually from all over the world, is designed and dedicated to Lord Sree Guruvayoorappan by the World renowned sculptor Mr. P.V. Ramachandran. He is the director of ‘Shilpayagam Creations’, Aluva. Mr. P.V.Ramachandran is not only a sculptor but also a Siddha and an Avadhoot Yogi himself and also has designed and constructed holy idols of similar capacities earlier at different parts of India.
Mr. P.V. Ramachandran’s design work of Maraprbhu has been approved and accepted by Guruvayoor Devaswam Committee and the Chief Thanthrics. Mr. Polakulath Narayanan, a deep devotee of Sree Guruvayoorappan has laid the foundation stone for this idol. He has offered all the materials, required for the construction of this idol, as an offering to Lord Guruvayoorappan. The Bhoomi Pooja and Foundation Stone Pooja was carried out by the then Chief Thanthric of Guruvayoor Temple, Sri Chennas Divakaran Namboothiripad. Thousands of traditional artists lead by Brahmashilpi Sri. P.V. Ramachandran completed the work with day and night efforts. The idol was dedicated to the world by the then Industrial Minister of India, Sri. Karunakaran, a deep devotee of Lord sree Guruvayoorappan. 2500 litres of milk was offered as Abhisheka to Lord Maraparambu by Kashitheertha Swamiji. Special Shakthi Pooja and Prana Pooja were offered under the supervision of His Holiness Mysoor Sree Ganapathy Sachidananda Swamiji. Thousands of famous Siddhas and Avadhoothas blessed the ceremony and offered Prana Pooja to this idol. Now, a lot of people from different parts of the world visit Guruvayoor and worship this holy idol Lord Maraprabhu.