Ernakulam Shiva Temple

    
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Located in the heart of Kochi, the Ernakulam Shiva Temple, also known as the Ernankulathapan Temple, is one of the major temples in Kerala. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the presiding deity is in the rare form of Gourisankara and faces the Arabian Sea to the west. The main sanctum houses a Swayambhoo Lingam, with sanctums on either side. The annual temple festival, Uthsavom, celebrated in January-Febru ...

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FAQs on Ernakulam Shiva Temple

What is the name of the temple located in the heart of Kochi?
The temple is known as Ernakulam Shiva Temple, also referred to as Ernankulathapan Temple.
Who is the presiding deity of the Ernakulam Shiva Temple?
The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Shiva in the rare form of Gourisankara.
When is the annual temple festival, Uthsavom, celebrated at the Ernakulam Shiva Temple?
The annual temple festival, Uthsavom, is celebrated in January-February at the Ernakulam Shiva Temple.
What are some of the major highlights of the temple festival at Ernakulam Shiva Temple?
The festival features vibrant programs including Kathakali, classical dances, music, colorful fireworks, and grand processions.
What is the ambiance like at the Ernakulam Shiva Temple according to user reviews?
User reviews describe the atmosphere as divine, serene, peaceful, and located at a very convenient spot.
Is there a Hanuman temple in the same compound as the Ernakulam Shiva Temple?
Yes, there is a Hanuman temple located in the same compound as the Ernakulam Shiva Temple.
What is the historical significance of the Ernakulam Shiva Temple?
The temple is known for its rich history deeply connected to the earlier Kingdom periods and was one of the famous royal temples of Cochin Maharajas.
What are some of the architectural features of the Ernakulam Shiva Temple?
The temple's architecture is awe-inspiring with intricate carvings, vibrant festivals, and a serene ambiance.
When is the best time to visit the Ernakulam Shiva Temple?
The best time to visit the temple is in the evening when the cool sea breeze blows in and there are fewer worshippers.
What are some of the nearby attractions to the Ernakulam Shiva Temple?
Adjacent to the temple are two more temples, a temple pond, and a 200-year-old Banyan tree.

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