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Ernakulatthappan Temple, Kochi (Cochin)

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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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  • Good temple with normal crowed during usual days... Nearby Lord muruga temple also there. People coming from long distance can take rest in a opposite park which is clean and having good view point. K...  more »
  • Ernakulathappan is the God Shiva..The temple is situated near kochi lake and short distance from south railway station.It is the most famous temple in Kochi even from the period of Kochin kingdom..The...  more »
  • It has one temple main for Lord Shiva there is a temple for lord subhramanian and lord hanuman , bheema located just beside durbar hall ground and other side facing Rajendra maidan temple is a unique ...  more »