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Ernakulatthappan Temple, Kochi (Cochin)
(4.6/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web)
One of the seven royal temples of Kochi KIngdom, Ernakulatthappan Temple differs from most Shiva shrines in one major characteristic--its idol faces west. Diwan Sri Edakkunni Sankara Warrier is responsible for its current appearance--which it gained in 1846--though the original shrine dates back at least as far as the 3rd century. The temple’s most praised possessions are two lingams, the origins of which are deeply rooted in the town’s history and the ancient Sanskrit epic Mahabharata. Notice a golden pole used for hoisting of the temple flag at the opening of the temple festival in December. Use our Kochi (Cochin) itinerary planner to visit Ernakulatthappan Temple on your trip to Kochi (Cochin), and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The temple has been located in the busiest part of the City. Yet suitable for calm and dedicated worship. There are temples for Lord Subrahamanya and Hanumar in the close vicinity. The temple is at a ...  more »
  • It is a peaceful temple without large crowd and ques etc. This was the temple Swami Chinmayananda used to visit regularly when he was a young boy in his poorvashrama. 
  • Located in the heart of Ernakulam near to shore and shipyard is this shiva temple. Temple is very famous among locals. Temple is ancient with beautiful architecture.