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“Ernakulathappan for Moksha”

Ernakulatthappan Temple
Ranked #23 of 184 things to do in Kochi (Cochin)
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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342 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
“Ernakulathappan for Moksha”
Reviewed 5 September 2013 via mobile

The temple history relates back to a competition between Lord Siva and Arjuna. Located on the side of Durbar Hall Road and Park Avenue at Ernakulam the Idol of the temple faces Arabian Sea on the west. Temple opens at 3-30 am. Poojas once known to be performed by Vilwamangalath Swamiyar include Usha Pooja , Ucha Pooja, Pantheeradi Pooja and Athazha Pooja till the temple closes at 8 pm. Nirmalayam, Abhishekam , Dhara, Seeveli, Deeparadhana are all important rituals / ceremonies every day. Annual festival is in January (Makaram).Araattu is the most important event in the festival .Temples of Subramanya and Hanuman are in adjacent compounds. I had the unique Darshan on 1st of Chingam. Gaurishankar (Sivaparvathy ) Darshan gives moksha.

Visited August 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

Its an area where you can see 3 different Temples.Ernakulathappan is considered as the Lord of Rnakulam.

The same Locality ,there are Temples of Murugan ,Hanuman and Lord Siva.

Visited March 2013
2 Thank Arabind C
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Siliguri, India
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“A shrine devoted to the Hindu God Shiva,”
Reviewed 10 July 2013

Ernakulam Shiva Temple is popularly known as Ernakulathappan Temple, a shrine devoted to the Hindu God Shiva, is one of the major religious spots around the city of Kochi. The deity here faces westward, and the temple exemplifies the grandeur of Kerala architecture. The other deities worshipped here include Lord Sastha and Lord Ganapati. The temple is famous for the Ernakulathappan Utsavam celebrated by devotees with immense zeal. The festival is conducted during the months of January or February.
This temple is associated with the birth of the name of the city. The idols of Shiva and Parvati are claimed to be Swayambhoo or Self- created.

Visited August 2012
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“An island of tranquillity”
Reviewed 23 April 2013

Amid the hustle & bustle of Cochin city, this 800 year old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is a serene oasis. Beautifully laid out in traditional Kerala architecture, it is flanked by two smaller temples built by the Tamil & Tulu expats of Cochin. Like most Kerala temples, the entire compound is neat & clean. Locals attach great importance to the annual festival held every January which parades caparisoned elephants.

Visited November 2012
1 Thank Sandhya S
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