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Shiva Temple, Kochi (Cochin)

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#7 of 46 in Historic Sites in Kochi (Cochin)
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Shiva Temple differs from most similar shrines in one major characteristic--its idol faces west. The shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva, the protector of the city. See Shiva Temple and all Kochi (Cochin) has to offer by arranging your trip with our Kochi (Cochin) trip builder app.
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  • I visit this temple with my family in evening time.It was so peaceful.We can make our mind cool and relax.Near the temple there is a open ground where Childern can make fun and elders keep mind calm. 
    I visit this temple with my family in evening time.It was so peaceful.We can make our mind cool and relax.Near the temple there is a open ground where Childern can make fun and elders keep mind calm.  more »
  • even if the temples of Terala are not great and so rich as in so many places of India,I think it s important to go to see temples of Cochin 
    even if the temples of Terala are not great and so rich as in so many places of India,I think it s important to go to see temples of Cochin  more »
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  • Beautiful shiva temple, very calm and one can feel very positive ane high energy in and around temple. Ernakulam Junction (South) Railway Station, Ernakulam Shiva Temple is one of the ancient Temples in Central Kerala. It is located close to the shores of Vembanad Lake Backwaters. Lord Shiva also known as Ernakulathappan is the presiding deity of this temple. It was built during the Maharaja rule. The deity faces westward and enjoys the beauty of the sea. The annual festival usually falls during January or February and is spread over 8 days. For darshan, Gents are not allowed to wear anything above waist line The uthsavom starts with Kodiyettam on the first day evening. On the seventh day there is Pakalpooram, when the deity is being taken out in procession with caparisoned elephants with Panchavadyam and finally terminating at Durbar Hall Ground after the famous Pandimelam and colorful fire works. On the final day around evening the deity is taken for the Arattu (holy bath) in the nearby temple tank. After that starts the Arattu procession with the accompaniment of Panchavadyam.
  • Ernakulam Shiva Temple also known an Ernakulathapan Temple , Ernakulam South is located in the heart of Kochi. It's so peace and quiet. The kind of warmthness you get at by being there is so good. Must visit during the Festival time , you will definitely love it..

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