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Shiva Temple Ernakulam , Kumarakom

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Ernakulam Shiva Temple, also known as Ernakulathappan Temple is one of the major temples of Kerala, located in heart of Ernakulam, the downtown area of the city of Kochi. The temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is considered as the city temple, with the presiding deity as the protector of the city, as per local Hindu faiths and traditions. As per the common practice in Kerala, the deity is reverently called Ernakulathappan, which means Lord of Ernakulam. The temple is located within the Durbar Hall Ground. The temple history itself has deep association with history of the city and was one of the 7 royal temples of Kochi Maharajas. The temple is now under administration of Cochin Devasom Board. The temple in its current form was built under active patronage of Diwan Sri Edakkunni Sankara Warrier in year 1846 and raised it level of a Royal temple in the Kochi Kingdom. The temple is built on 1acre land. The temple is one of the major Shiva temples in Kerala counted along with the Ettumanoor Mahadevar Temple, Kaduthruthy Mahadeva Temple, Vaikom Temple, Chengannur Mahadeva Temple and Vadakkunathan temple.LegendCheranalloor Kartha Family of South Chittor was the founder of Ernakulam Siva Temple.As per the devaprasna this temple have a connection with Vaishnava.Jadavedan nampoothiri was the swamiyar of Ernakulam Siva Temple and Thiruvananthapuram Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple.He was a member of Cheranalloor Kartha Family of South Chittoor
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  • Beautiful architecture and ambience, clean surroundings. Truly blessed to have the opportunity to have darshan of Mahadeva. 
    Beautiful architecture and ambience, clean surroundings. Truly blessed to have the opportunity to have darshan of Mahadeva.  more »
  • One of the three temples that is associated with Khara the demonic Siva Bhakta. The lingam here is Aghora lingam and is very powerful. There is a Sri Krishna Temple within the precincts. The... 
    One of the three temples that is associated with Khara the demonic Siva Bhakta. The lingam here is Aghora lingam and is very powerful. There is a Sri Krishna Temple within the precincts. The...  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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