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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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  • At the middle of Ernakulam Town and near to sea shore and near to Cochin Shipyard, this is one of the hot must see place as well as temple to enjoy its peaceful architectural ancient temple, one shoul...  more »
  • One of the most visited Shiva Temple in Cochin. The festivals are quite elaborate and beautiful. There is a Hanuman Temple as well as a temple for Lord Subramaniyan. 
  • A unique combination of Malayali, Tamil and Tulu temples. Siva temple of Malayalis, Subramanium of Tamilians and Hanuman temple run by Tulu. Though it is located in the heart of Ernakulam city, the pl...  more »