City Tour - Hindu Pilgrim Centres
Ernakulam Siva Temple
Situated in the heart of the city, facing Rajendra Maidan is one of the ancient temples in Central Kerala built during the Maharaja rule. Lord Shiva also known as 'Ernakulathappan' is the presiding deity of this temple. This is one of the rarest Siva Temples where the deity is facing the sea towards west. The temple has Deity of siva & Parvathy in Kirathamurthy form which is claimed to be self originated (Swayambhoo).
Direction: W Distance: 5 Km
Sree Poornathrayeesa Temple
Maha Vishnu is the deity of this temple, which formerly belonged to the Cochin Royal family. It is believed that, Arjuna (one of the pandavas) established it. The major festivals of this temple will be held from November - December. Athachamayam another cultural festival, is also Celebrated during Onam.
Direction: E Distance: 7 Km
Vamanamoorthy Temple, Thrikkakara
Set in a land of great mythological significance, this ancient temple, dedicated to Vamana - the fifth avatara of Lord Vishnu - is venerated by the Vaishnavaites as one among the 108 holy places in India. The temple holds a large number of lithic records, some of great historical significance. The annual festival is held in the month of Chingam (Aug-Sept).
Direction: N Distance: 9 Km
Mother Goddes worshipped in three different forms - as Saraswati (Mookambika of Kollur) in the morning draped in white, as Bhadrakali at noon draped in crimson, and as Durga in the evening decked in blue.The major festival is Makam Thozhal, falls during February-march every year for a period of 9 days. Temple is opening - 4 am to 12 Noon and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on all days.
Direction: E Distance: 13 Km
Aluva (formerly Alwaye) is an important commercial and pilgrim center. Aluva Siva temple is one of the famous 108 Siva Temples. Periyar rivers runs through Aluva. The Shivarathri Festival is celebrated on the banks of the Periyar every March/April. At other times, this river bank proves to be an excellent picnic and bathing spot.
Direction: N Distance: 17 Km
Thiruvanchikulam Mahadeva Temple
One of the oldest Shiva temples in South India where Lord Shiva is said to have lived along with his whole family. The temple is believed to have been built during the Chera period in the 8th century and has the oldest reference in history in old Tamil Sangam literature, well before Malayalam was formed. The temple is open from 4 am - 12 pm and 4-8:30 pm
Direction: NW Distance: 34 Km
Kodungallur Bhagwati Temple
Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple have been constructed during the reign of Chera King, Cheran Senkuttuvan. The idol of the goddess Sreekurumba (Bhadrakali) worshipped here. It is famous for its Bharani (Malayalam month of Meenam roughly March/April)and Makaram Thalappoli festival. Pooja Timings: 4 AM to 12 PM & 4 PM to 8 PM.
Direction: NW Distance: 35 Km
Kalady is the birth place of Adi Shankaracharya the great Indian Philosopher who lived in the 8th century. Sreesankara stupa and two shrines in memory of Sankaracharya - one for Dakshinamoorthy and the other for the Goddes Sharada, Sri Krishna Temple, Sringeri Madham and Sri Ramakrishna Adwaitha Ashram are located here.
Direction: NE Distance: 45 Km
This temple town is a pilgrim center famed for its Lord Krishna temple. The temple (puja) routines are strictly followed. The tantri is available full-time at the Temple to ensure this. The temple opens at 3.00 am & temple will be closed between 1.30pm and 4.30pm and reopens at 4.30 pm. Guruvayur is connected with Kochi by road and rail.
Direction: NW Distance: 85 Km
BLDG 31/903-B, Convent Road
Ponnurunni, Vyttila P.O, Kochi
Kerala, India - 682 019
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