Ernakulam Shiva TempleCurrently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
- Address: Durbar Hall Rd, Marine Drive, Ernakulam, Kerala 682011, India, Kochi
- Timings: 04:30 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +91-9104842370
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Architecture
Ernakulam Shiva Temple - Review
Lord Shiva is Kochi's protector diety and this temple, one of the most frequented in the city, is dedicated to him. The temple, like the idol inside, faces west, towards the Ernakulam backwaters. There are two famous legends out of Hindu mythopoeia directly related to the temple and Lord Shiva. Ask the locals about them. Two other deities have a presence here. Lord Ganesha has a shrine to the south side, and the Goddess Parvati has a shrine right behind the main sanctum. Various festivals are celebrated at this temple - the Thiruvonam feast during the Onam, the Navarathri and the Thrikkarthika Festival. The architecture, with copper tile roofs and slanting windows, is typically Keralite.
How To reach Ernakulam Shiva Temple by Public Transport
- Durbar Hall Bus Stop.
- Drive to here or take a taxi.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Ernakulam Shiva Temple
95% of people who visit Kochi include Ernakulam Shiva Temple in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
88.45% of people start their Ernakulam Shiva Temple visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Ernakulam Shiva Temple
94.73% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ernakulam Shiva Temple
People normally club together Greenix Village and St. George Syro-malabar Catholic Forane Church, Edappally while planning their visit to Ernakulam Shiva Temple.
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This temple is located in Durbar Hall compound. It is one of the famous temples in Ernakulam. The temple has different architecture that you see in many Kerala temples.
Devotional Shiva temple. Biggest one in ernakulam district. It is in heart of ernakulam city.
This temple is easily accessible and have enough parking slots. When entering say that you want to visit temple so they will not collect parking fees. You can find two more temples near by this siva temple. Only 50meters away from his temple.
Nice Hindu temple...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 1-acre 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.
The temple is situated somewhat in heart of Ernakulam city.going here since childhood It's a place of serenity. .The temple opens at 3.30am and closes at 8.00pm .Here the diety who is lord Shiva faces sea in the west direction which is a rarity .One of the major Shiva temples in Kerala. .Ultasavam is held between December and January and can see the likes of people like peruvanam kuttan marar performing.
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