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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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  • There are three temples within the Durbar hall gardens - Ernakulathappan temple, built in Kerala Architecture, Hanuman temple, in Udupi style and Subramanya swamy temple in Tamil style. All three temp...  more »
  • This is religious place of worship for Hindus and the entry is prohibited for others. Unlike traditional Hindu temples here You can wear trousers though most of the devotees prefer dhothi. The visit t...  more »
  • Just had very disappointing experience. Just visited this temple and have been thrown out. I looked before attending at 12 noon if there were visiting times and saw only times to worship if you are Hi...  more »