Temples in ErnakulamErnakulam district is situated in the heartland of God’ Own Country, Kerala. It is one of the most integral parts of the state in almost every aspect. Be it tourism or commerce and trade, administration or facility, the district remains a major contributor in all. However, for being a splendid tourist destination the religious significance of the place has a huge part to play. The district has some of the famous and even oldest temples of the country located here. Millions of devotees every year visit the various temples of Ernakulam district and offer their prayers. Some of these temples are:
Aluva Sree Vamanamoorthy Temple
Close to Aluva Mahadev Temple in Thottakkattukara in Ernakulam district lays the ancient temple of Vamanamoorthy temple. It has much historical significance since it is stated to have the only Vamanamoorthy Temple where holy lockets and rings were found. A 21-day pooja is the biggest celebration conducted here.
Address: Temple road, Near Aluva Mahadev Temple, Thottakkattukara, Ernakulam 683108
Adi Shankara Janmabhumi Kshethram
Based in the pictorial town of Kalady and at a short distance from the Cochin International Airport lies the temple complex. It is a pious destination for people of almost all faiths. The various festivals celebrated here include Vinayaka Chathurthi, Sankara Jayanti, Mahapradosham, Navaratri, etc.
Address: On the banks of the river Purna (Periyar), Kalady, Ernakulam Kerala 683574
Phone No.: 0484 2462350
Ambadathu Malika Sree Ayyappa Sannidhanam
Close to the birthplace of Adi Sankara in Kalady lies the holy place known as Ambadathu Malika of Sree Ayyappa. The sacred place is famous for its safe custody of Mudravadi and Bhasma Sanchi, received by one devotee for more than one and half centuries.
Address: Parakkulam, Kaladi, Manjapra, Ernakulam 683574
Phone: 0484 2284167
Avanamkode Sree Saraswathi Temple
Located in Kalady, on the banks of River Periyar, this is one of the famous 108 temples of Goddess Durga. The main festival celebrated here is the Navratri Puja.
Address: Avanamcode, Aluva, Ernakulam, Kerala
At a distance of 20km from Ernakulam district, on the southern side, beside Vembanad lake lies the beautiful Ameda Temple. Managed by Ameda Mangalam Family, this temple have a lot of stories in its establishment. The temple is dedicated to Lord Nagaraja and other snake gods.
Address: Udayamperoor, Ernakulam, Kerala 683108
Aluva Mahadeva Temple
About 2kms from Aluva in the beautiful Ernakulam district on the banks of River Periyar lies the pious temple of Lord Shiva. The beautiful temple is located in the midst of a tributary of River Periyar known as Mangalappuzha and River Periyar. The temple is looked after by Travancore Devaswom Board. Maha Shivratri, in the month of February and March, is the most celebrated festival here. Special prayers are recited that day.
Address: Aluva Mahadev Temple, Near Marthanda varma Bridge in NH47, Temple Road, Aluva, Manappuram, Ernakulam Kerala 683108
Phone: 0484 2603045
One of the holy shrines in Ernakulam is the Achumana Bhagavathy Temple. The most attractive feature of this temple is that 3 deities are worshipped here Sree Bhuvaneswary, mother of Universe, Sree Annapurneswary, mother of Food and Sree Bhadrakali, the God of Time according to Vedas. It is believed that without the blessings of them nothing is possible. The main event here is Para Purappadu on the 1stday of Vrischikam. Thousands of devotees come here to celebrate the occasion.
Address: Padivattom Kara in Edappally, Near to Cochin Bye pass NH47, Ernakulam 683108
Chottanikara Bhagavathi Temple
Believed to be one of the most sacred places of the whole Kerala, this temple holds immense importance in the minds of devotees. The main deity of the temple is of Goddess Bhagvathi. Chottanikara Temple has the ritual of worshiping God in three major forms. In mornings, it remains Goddess Saraswathy, Lakshmi in afternoons and Goddess Durga in evenings. The wooden sculpture of this temple makes it worth visiting too. The deity here is often called as Devinarayana, Ammenarayana, Bhadrenarayana and Lakshminarayana also.
Address: Chottanikkara Town, Ernakulam District, Kerala 682312
Phone: 0484 2711032
Chelamattam Sree Krishna Temple (Dakshina Kasi)
Another pious location is the beautiful temple of Sree Krishna in the Chelamattam village of Ernakulam district. Also famous with the name Dakshina Kasi, this temple is believed to have the holy footsteps of the sacred Guru, Jagadguru Sree Sankaracharya.
Address: Main Central Road, Kalady-Perumbavoor stretch, Ernakulam, Kerala
Desam Sree Anandapurath Mahavishnu Temple
Based in Aluva Taluk, on the northern banks of River Periyar, lies the beautiful temple of
Sree Anandapurath Mahavishnu temple in the small village of Desam. It is among the oldest temples of the state. The popular belief states Lord Parasuram installed the statue of Lord Vishnu, the main deity here. It is a popular historical place with ample stories related to its existence.
Address: Desam Village, PO: Aluva, Ernakulam, Kerala
Elavoor Puthenkavu Temple
Located in Elavoor under the village Parakadavu in Ernakulam district, this famous temple has got a lot of attention due to Elavoor Thookam. The temple located here is dedicated to Goddess Durga and it attracts huge devotees every year.
Address: Angamaly, Elavoor, District Ernakulam, Kerala
Edappally Ganapathi Temple
Situated in Edappally, this Temple is one of the most important ones in the state. The deity served here is from the Edapally Royal family and every day members of the Royal family worship during the early hours of the day. It is stated that the Temple lies in the heart of Edappally Swaroopam facing the eastern side. Udayasthamana Pooja is one of the famous event here.
Address: Edapally Taluk, Near Edappilly High School Bus Stoppage, Ernakulam district, Kerala
Elenjikkal Kavu Sree Bhuvaneswary Devi Temple
This Temple is one of the popular temples in Ernakulam district. Though the principal deity of the temple is Sree Bhuvaneshwary it is believed to have the soul of Bhadrakali, Durga and Saraswati.
Address: Venduvazhy in Kothamangalam, Ernakulam District, Kerala
Ernakulam Thirumala Devaswom
Established in 1727AD, this temple holds a special place in the hearts of the natives. Situated in MG Road, Ernakulam, this temple was constructed by Devaresa Prabhu with its principal diety Shri Ventachalapathy with other idols which include Hanuman, Ganapathy, Mahalaxmi and others. The temple here has a community hall and Kalyam Mandapam for several occasions. Aratt festival is celebrated in a huge way here attracting several devotees here.
Address: Panchaabjapuram, T.D.Road, Near M G Road Ernakulam, Kerala 682035
Phone: 0484 2361395, 0484 2369637, 0484 3042872
Kallil Bhagavathy Temple
It is one of the famous cave temples located in Methala, Kerala. In the Kunnathunadu Taluk of Ernakulam district this temple is dedicated to Durgadevi. The idols of Lord Brahma and Shiva are cut from bigger rocks. Cut from a massive rock this temple has 120 steps which is also the prime attraction here.
Address: Asamanoor Village, Kunnathunadu Taluk of Ernakulam district, Kerala
Kalady Sree Krishna Temple
To the western side of the Sringeri Mutt temples lies the beautiful Temple. According to Prabodha Sudhakaram, this temple has the ancestral diety of Sree Sankara Acharya. The temple has much historical importance and believed to be the only institution still surviving from the times of Sree Sankara Acharya.
Address: Muthalakadavu Rd, Kalady, Ernakulam Kerala 683574
Karppillikkavu Sree Mahadeva Temple
Situated in Manjapra Village this temple is considered as one of the 108 eminent Shiva temples of the country and one of the oldest one too. The existence of this temple is believed to be there before 2000 BC. Prominent festivals here are Kodiyattu, Valyavilakku and Arattu.
Address: Manjapra.P.O, Ernakulam Dist, Kerala 683581
Ph: 0484 2690190
Munambam Sree Krishna Swamy Temple
Based at a distance of 29km from main Ernakulam Town, Munambam Sree Krishna Swamy Temple is one of the important temples of the district. Situated in the Vypin-Munambam route of the Ernakulam district, the Temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. It is constructed over the theories of Vastu Sastra.
Address: PO Palliport, Ernakulam district, Kerala 683515
Phone: 0484 2488714
Moozhikulam Lakshmana Temple
Situated in Moozhikulam in the Aluva-Mala route in the Ernakulam district lies the pious Lakshmana Temple. The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Lakshmana. The temple has huge historical significance as it is one of the oldest temples aging more than 5000 years.
Address: Panchayath Taluk, Ernakulam district, Kerala
Pallippattu Kavil Bhagavathy Temple
Located to the north of Aluva town at about 5km lies the ancient temple of Pallippattu Kavil Bhagavathy Temple. The temple is known to have huge historical significance for being around three centuries old. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali with Dharma Shastaav on the left side and Goddess Durga on the right. The temple offers three time puja and remains open from 6am to 10am and from 5pm to 8pm.
Address: Muriamangalam, Mamala, Thiruvamkulam Ernakulam 682305
Phone: 0484 2787381
Paramara Bhagavathi Temple
Among the collection of historical temples Paramara Bhagavathi Temple has special significance due to the position of the deity facing to the north which was pretty rare. The position has much religious significance as believed by the natives. Even there are stories related to Goddess Bhagavati are quite popular and believed here. The temple remains open everyday from 4am to 10am and 5pm to 8pm.
Address: Ernakulam North, Banerjee Road, Kerala 682018
Palluruthy Sree Bhavaneeswara Mahakshethram
Located in Palluruthy, Sree Bhavaneeswara Mahakshethram is a popular temple of the district. The sanctification was done in 1904 by Sree Narayana Guru Swamikal. The principal deity of the temple is Lord Shiva, as the name suggests and the main festival here is the ten-day-long Kshetram celebrated with huge devotees gathered here. This is also the first temple constructed by backward class people having Swarna Dhwajam.
Address: Sreenarayana Nagar, Palluruthy, Ernakulam, Kerala
Phone: 0484 2231095
Perandoor Bhaghavathy Temple
Among the famous 108 Durga temples present, Perandoor Bhaghavathy Temple is one located in the Elamakkara city of Ernakulam district. The idol of Goddess Durga is present here facing the eastern side of the temple. Among various festivals, Pooram is celebrated in a huge way with many devotees coming to offer their prayers. The temple remains open from 4am to 8:30pm.
Address: Chambady Rd, Punnakkal, Elamakkara, Ernakulam Kerala 682026
Puthankulangara Siva Temple
Located in North Eroor region of Tripunthara in the Ernakulam district, this is one of the oldest temples of the region dedicated to Lord Shiva facing the eastern side. The temple remains open throughout the day and three pujas are conducted daily. Shivratri is celebrated grandly here.
Address: Tripunthara, Ernakulam, Kerala 682013
Puthukkalavattam Siva Temple
Situated in Puthukkalavattam, this particular temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, along with Goddess Bhagavathy and Lord Ganapati. The temple follows strict rituals and customs and offers prayers twice every day. Arrattu festival in the month of Dhanu is celebrated in a big way here.
Address: Puthukkalavattam, Near Elamakkara, Ernakulam Kerala
Puzhakkarakkavu Devi Temple
As per the religious scripts, Puzhakkarakkavu temple is almost 2000 years old and the principal deity here was self originated or referred as 'Swayambhoo'. Located in Muvattupuzha this is one of sacred places of the town enchanting devotees irrespective of different caste and creed. The deity here is worshiped in three forms where in the morning it remains Shree Bhuvaneshwary, afternoon Goddess Durga, and Bhadrakali in the evening.
Address: Puzhakkarakkavu Devasom Trust, Kavumpady Road, Muvattupuzha 686661
Phone: 0485 2832733
Rameswaram Mahadeva Temple
Located in a village called Thoppumpaddy, this Temple has immense religious significance. In fact it is believed that the power at Rameswaram also often called Dakshina Kashi, is here and that is why the place is also called as Rameswaram. It is also believed by the devotees that visiting Rameswaram or Rameswaram Mahadeva Temple at Thoppumpaddy has the same effect. The temple is around 500 years old and the main festival celebrated here is Arattu.
Address: Mudaliar Bhagom, Karuvelipadi, Kochi, Ernakulam 682005
Phone: 0484 2212107
Sree Narayaneswarem Temple
This is a beautifully constructed octagonal-shaped temple in the Poonurunni-Vytilla route of the Ernakulam district. The temple has four deities, Goshala Gopalkrishnan, Lord Shiva facing south, Goddess Parvati facing north and Lord Subramanium facing east. The Arattu festival is celebrated with dance and musical shows here.
Address: Poonurunni, Vytilla, Ernakulam
Phone: 0484 2301662
Thiruvairanikulam Mahadeva Temple
Located in the southern part of Aluva Taluk of Ernakulam district, Thiruvairanikulam Mahadeva Temple is one of the famous temples in the area. The principal deity of the temple is Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. While the idol of Shiva faces east, Parvati faces west. Another attracting feature of the temple is that only during the month of Dhanu the door to the shrine of Mata Parvati is opened for 12 days for the devotees. The rest of the year the same remains closed. One of the major festival here is Nadathurappu Mahothsavam which usually is celebrated in the end of December.
Address: Vellarappilly South, Sreemoolanagaram, Aluva, Ernakulam District, Kerala
Phone: 0484 2600182, 0484 2601182
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Thiruvumplavil Mahadeva Temple - Kerala Kashi
The Temple is located at Anicadu which is a small yet popular village in Muvattupuzha of Ernakulam district. This place has huge religious significance. It is believed that the temple is a holy shrine and doing Pithru Tharppanam here is equal to conducting the same at Kashi. Thousands of devotees gather to offer prayers at this temple during the festival of Maha Shivratri.
Address: Thiruvumplavil Devaswom, Anicadu, Muvattupuzha, Ernakulam Kerala
Phone: 0485 2831071
Thottuva Sree Dhanwanthari Moorthy Temple
Located in Perumbavoor- Kodanad route at a distance of a kilometer from Thottuva Junction lies the beautiful Thottuva Sree Dhanwanthari Moorthy Temple. Situated in the Koovapady Panchayat region of the Ernakulam district, this temple is much famous among the tourists specially for its impressive idol of Lord Dhanwanthiri which is almost 6 feet tall. Raw milk and butter are offered to the deity.
Address: Koovapady PO, Thottuva Ernakulam district, Kerala 683544
Phone: 0484 2641485
Thrikkakara Vamana Temple
Thrikkakara Vamana Temple is dedicated to Brahmin boy, Vamana, which is believed to be one of the ten incarnations of the greatest Lord Vishnu. The temple has inscriptions which dates back from 7th to 9th century CE. Onam is celebrated in a huge way for 10 days at this temple. It is considered one of the pious shrines of the 108 divine places.
Address: University Road, Pukkattupady, Thrikkakara, Edappally, Ernakulam, Kerala 682021
Phone: 0484 6519867
Vaikkarakavu Sree Bhagavathi Temple
One of the ancient temples of Ernakulam district is the famous Sree Vaikkarakavu Bhagavathi temple situated in the small Vaikara Village located on the eastern side of Perumbavoor town. According to the natives the divine presence has been there for ages.
Address: Vaikkara PO, Perumbavoor, Ernakulam, Kerala 683549
Phone: 0484 2658718, 0484 2650837
Vasudevapuram Sree Mahavishnu Temple
Maharshi Parasuraman consecrated the age old Sree Vasudevapuram Mahavishnu Temple. The striking factor of the temple is the fact that the presence of Goddess Mahalaxmi is also felt along with Lord Vishnu here. However, the presence of Goddess remains only for 8 days during the period of Akshaya Trithiya in the month of Vaisakha. During this time the goddess is worshipped in eight different avtaars. It is a pleasant and peaceful experience just visiting the temple.
Address: South Aduvassey, Po Aluva
Phone: 0484 24575701
Veluthattu Vadakkan Chowva Bhagavathy Temple
Veluthattu Vadakkan Chowva Bhagavathy is a beautiful temple in the small village called Kedamangalam in North Paravoor region of Ernakulam district. The main attraction of the temple is that Devi is worshipped here in multiple forms like Mata Durga, Sree Lakshmi, Sree Saraswati, Parvati and Bhadrakali.
Address: Kedamangalam N Paravur, Ernakulam 683513
Phone: 0484 2447474