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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  • This temple is 11km away from kottayam and all buses goes to ernakulam stop near to this temple.This is a very nice temple in kerala architecture and we can find nice carvings of lot of hindu gods aro...  more »
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  • It's a beautiful temple of lord SHIVA . I visited on yesterday on the occasion on महाशिवरात्रि. Number of people came to see rhe lord SHIVA. A long line of peoples is there to see the lord SHIVA. Drum beat is there. Cultural programs is there, like dance and song. Within the area a beautiful LORD HANUMAN temple is also there. जय शिव शंभू जय हनुमान जी 🙏🙏🙏🙏
  • I visited here on a week day. There was enough parking for every kind of vehicle. The temple was not crowded. Calm and quiet environment. The premises were neat and clean.
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