Kerala | Ernakulam Temples
Adi Shankara Janmabhumi Kshethram
The Adi Sankara-Sharadamba temple complex which draws a great number of pilgrims is open to all religion. Sankara Jayanthi, Vinayaka Chathurthi, Navarathri, Mahapradosham etc. are the important festivals of this famous temple.
Aluva Sree Vamanamoorthy Temple
This ancient Vamanamoorthy temple is located at Thottakkattukara near Aluva Mahadeva temple. It is the only Vamanamoorthy Temple in the world from where the holy rings and lockets are being originated. The presiding deity of the temple is Vamanamoorthy and is very famous for its boons.
Aluva Mahadeva Temple
The temple situates on the bank of Periyar in Aluva of Ernakulam district.  The famous Sivarathri celebration is the main festival of this temple.  The presiding deity is Siva, facing the east. 
Ambadathu Malika Sree Ayyappa Sannidhanam
This holy place known as Ambadathu Malika which has the presence of Sree Ayyappa is only 3 km away from Kalady, the Birth Place of Adi Sankara. It is in this place that the Bhasma Sanchi and Mudravadi received by a devotee have been kept for the past 1½ centuries.
Ameda Temple
Ameda Temple, gracefully located on the banks of Vembanad Lake, in Tripunithura-Vaikom route, 20 km south of Ernakulam. The sanctum sanctorum is dedicated to Sapthamathrukkal, namely, Veerabhadran, Ganapathy, Brahmani, Maheshwari, Kowmari, Vaishnavi, Varahi, Indrani and Chamundi.
Anchumana Temple
Anchumana Temple stands ahead among other holy shrines of its kind as it has very attractive peculiarities pertaining to the various deities worshipped here. Sree Bhuvaneswary, Sree Annapurneswary and Sree Bhadrakali, absolutely a rare combination not observed elsewhere are worshipped in this temple.
Avanamkode Sree Saraswathi Temple
The Avanamkode Saraswathy temple is located close to Kaladi, the birthplace of Adi Sankara, beside River Periyar.  It is one of the 108 Durga temples.  The self-origin deity of Sree Saraswathi Devi is the most important specialty of this temple.
Chelamattam Sree Krishna Temple (Dakshina Kasi)
Popularly known as Dakshina Kasi, Chelamattam Sree Krishna Temple situates 1½ km off towards the West from the mid-way of Kalady-Perumbavoor stretch of the Main Central Road. Blessed with the sacred footsteps of Jagadguru Sree Sankaracharya, the sanctity of this village called Chelamattam is beyond description.
Chottanikara Bagavathi Temple
It is the most important Temple among the 393 shrines spread over 3 Districts of Kerala and coming under the administration of Cochin Devaswom Board. The Devine Mother known as Rajarajeswari is worshipped here in three forms Saraswathy in the morning, Lakshmi at noon and Durga in the evening. There is an Idol of Mahavishnu on the same pedestal and so the Deity is called Ammenarayana, Devinarayana, Lakshminarayana and Bhadrenarayana also.
Desam Sree Anandapurath Mahavishnu Temple
Sree Anandapurath Mahavishnu temple at Desam is one of the oldest temples in Kerala.  It is believed that the main deity and Mahavishnu was installed by Lord ‘Parasuraman’ himself.  It had a history of thousands and thousands of years.
Edappally Ganapathi Temple
This temple is situated at Edappally in Ernakulam district. The deity here is the patron deity of the Edappally Royal family. The temple is constructed at the middle of the forecourt of Edappally Swaroopam.
Edappally Thrikovil Sree Krishna Temple
The temple is situated in Edappally at Ernakulam district. The presiding deity is Sree Krishna with sub-deities Subramanian and Ayyappan.
Elavoor Puthenkavu Temple
This temple is famous because of the widespread allegations all over Kerala with regard to the Elavoor Thookam(Hanging a devotee on a big mast hooked from his back). It is situated in Elavoor in Parakadavu Village at Ernakulam district. The presiding deity is Bhadrakali and is facing west.
Elenjikkal Kavu Sree Bhuvaneswary Devi Temple
Elenjikkal Kavu Sree Bhuvaneswary Devi Temple situates at Venduvazhy in Kothamangalam of Ernakulam District has become very famous and dependence for the devotees in a short time.
Ernakulam Thirumala Devaswom
The idol with the image of the Lord Venkatesha of Thirumalai, Tirupati is installed in the Sanctum Santorum with all the paraphernalia and appurtenances like Vahanas, palanquins and a temple pond with a mandap in the center. The aratt festival is conducted on the Revathi Star day in the month of Makaram every year, where devotees in thousands do congregate and offer their prayers.
Kalady Sree Krishna Temple
Sree Krishna Temple of Kalady is the Kula Deva Kshethram of  Adi Sankaracharya Swamy. Sivan, Parvathy and Ganapathy are installed in the same shrine and such temples are very rare.
Kallil Bhagavathy Temple
This temple is one among the famous cave temples in Kerala. It is situated at Asamanoor Panchayat in Ernakulam District enroute at Kuruppampady on the Perumbavoor - Kothamangalam route.
Karppillikkavu Sree Mahadeva Temple
The Karppillikkavu Sree Mahadeva Temple is one among the 108 eminent Siva temples in India and the specialty of this temple is that Siva prathishta have been done giving dharshan to western side. This temple is situated in Manjapra village in Ernakulam District of Kerala.
Kottuvallikavu Bhagavathy Temple
Kottuvallikkavu Bhagavahty Temple is considered to be one of the rare Bhadrakali Temples in India. The temple is situated in Valluvalli, almost in the middle of Kottuvalli Village of Paravoor Taluk and near to NH 17. The Temple belongs to Azhvanchery Thambrakkal.
Maradu Kottaram Bhagavathy Temple
This temple is situated in Maradu at Ernakulam district. Maradu Kottaram is the summer house of the kings of Cochin, and the presiding deity here is Bhagawathy who is housed in this Kottaram, (Palace). 
Mookambika Temple
This temple is situated in North Paravur at Ernakulam district. This temple is also known as Dakshinambika and the presiding deity is believed to be Saraswathi.
Moothakunnam Sankaranarayana Temple
This temple is situated in Moothakunnam on the Paravur – Kodungalloor route in Vadakkekara panchayat of Ernakulam district. Presiding deity is Sankaranarayanan facing east.
Moozhikulam Lakshmana Temple
The temple dedicated to Lord Lakshmana is situated at Moozhikulam in Parakadavu panchayath of Ernakulam district.  The presiding deity who is facing east is installed in a round sanctum sanctorum.
Mulakulam Lakshmana Temple
This temple is situated in Mulakulam on the Piravam – Peruva route in Ernakulam district. The presiding deity is Lakshmanan facing west.
Munambam Sree Krishna Swamy Temple
It is one of the most sacred and important pilgrim centres in Kerala. The temple is located in Eranakulam district on Vypin-Munambam route at Munambam junction. It is about 29 km from Eranakulam town.
Nelliakkattu Sree Bhadrakali Temple
The Temple is located 1½ Km west of Koothattukulam Junction. The main deity is Bhagawathy. Three Poojas are performed daily.
Pallippattu Kavil Bhagavathy Temple
An ancient temple at  Desam about 5 kms towards north from Aluva town.  Kalamezhuthum pattum is the main offerings of this famous temple.
Palluruthy Sree Bhavaneeswara Mahakshethram
Sree Bhavaneeswara Mahakshethram situated in Palluruthy is a well known temple in Central Kerala.  The consecration of the temple was conducted by Sree Narayana Guru Swamikal in 1904.  This is the first temple of the backward classes to have a Golden Mast. 
Palluruthy Sree Dhanwanthari Temple
About one kilometre west of the National Highway 47 at Palluruthy, there stands a temple dedicated to Lord Dhanwanthari, the Physician of Gods.  He is worshipped under the name Dhanwanthari Narayana. The idol of the Lord Dhanwanthari installed in the temple is one foot, seven and half inches in height and is of black granite stone. 
Panangad Swayambhoo Mahaganapathy Temple
This temple is situated at Panangad, Ernakulam District 1 km South of Madavana Junction on the Vyttila-Aroor Bye Pass.  The Swayambhoo idol of the temple is unique by itself, being a combination of Krishna Sila and Rudraksha Sila. 
Paramara Bhagavathi Temple
Ancient temples of Shri Bhadrakali facing northward are very rare in Kerala.  Among them Paramara temple is important and popular. There are many legendary events about this sacred temple and its supreme deity Bhagavati who was also known as Parambanar Kulangara Bhagawati and Paramara Grandma.
Pavakulam Sree Mahadeva Temple
This famous temple is located at Kaloor in Ernakulam district.  Main diety is Siva facing in the east and Parvathi is in the west. 
Perandoor Bhaghavathy Temple
This temple is one among the 108 Durgalayas and is located in Perandoor near Elamakkara at Ernakulam district. The presiding deity is Durga facing east.
Perumbavoor Dharmasastha Temple
This temple is situated in Perumbavoor at Emakulam District. The presiding deity here is Sasthavu, facing east, and the idol is in a sitting posture, that the lord has lifted his right leg upwards, and has placed his hand on it.
Puthukkalavattam Siva Temple
This temple is situated in Puthukkalavattam near Elammakara at Ernakulam district. The presiding deity is Siva.
Puzhakkarakkavu  Devi Temple
As per legends this temple is 2000 years old and the Devi here is ‘Swayambhoo’(self originated). Half kilometer away from the busy noises of Muvattupuzha town, enchanting all people irrespective of caste and creed establishing the Devi expressing in three styles. At dawn Devi is Sree Bhuvaneswary, afternoon she is Sree Vana Durga, and evening Sree Bhadra.
Rameswaram Mahadeva Temple
According to the legend of this place the same power residing at Rameswaram, which is known as Dakshina Kashi was brought here and installed.  So this place got the nameRameswaram.  It is believed that the result of visiting both the places is the same. 
Rayamangalam Koottumadom Temple
It is a very ancient and famous temple dedicated to Sree Subrahmanya Swamy. Devotees throng here to get blessings from the God.
Siva Temple Ernakulam
It is one amongst the 108 Siva temples, situated in Ernakulam city.  The west facing temple has a round Sreekovil. Five poojas are conducted.  The temple is decorated with a golden mast.
Sree Cochin Swetamber Murtipujak Jain Temple
The temple was constructed in Vikram Samvat 1960 (1904 A.D) and the main idol installed is of Bhagwan Shri Dharmanath, the 15th Jain Tirthankar.
Sree Irigolkavu Devi Temple
This is one of the biggest Kavu in Kerala. It has an extent of 55 acres of land and the temple is in the center. The presiding Deity is Durga, and the stone idol has no form, and is facing east.
Sree Krishna Temple Aluva
This temple is situated on the banks of the river Periyar at Alwaye in Ernakulam District.The presiding deity is Sree Krishna.
Sree Narayaneswarem Temple
This temple Sanmargapratheepam Yogam Sree Narayaneshwarem temple is situated on the Poonurunni-Vytilla route at Ernakulam district.
Sri Datta Anjaneya Temple
The Temple is situated at Desam on the banks of the holy river Periyar in Aluva. The temple of Lord Sidharaja Dattatreya is built of stone on an elevated ground. There is a vast parking area for the vehicles of the devotees. The temple was established by Sri Ganapathy Sachidananda Swamiji, one of the greatest spiritual leaders of the present day. Head of the Avadhoota Datta Peetham in Mysore, Swamiji works for the popularization an ancient musical tradition that is claimed to augment spiritual sadhana and cure ailments. Web:
Thirumuppam Mahadeva Temple
This is one of the ancient temples of Kerala.  This Mahadeva temple was consecrated by Sage Sree Parasurama.  It is believed that the presiding deity Mahadeva is in meditation pose.  In the past the appearance of the temple was towards the western side. 
Thiruvairanikulam Mahadeva Temple
This is one of the ancient temples of Kerala situated in Alwaye taluk of Ernakulam district. The main deities of this temple are Lord Siva facing east and Sri Parvati facing west in the same Sreekovil. The month of Dhanu that is Dec-Jan the temple is filled with devotees because only for 12 days in this month (once in year) the temple (Nada) doors of Sri Parvati will be opened for worship.
Thiruvumplavil Mahadeva Temple - Kerala Kashi
Thiruvumplavil Mahadeva Temple is situated at Anicadu, a village near Muvattupuzha, Ernakulam district in Kerala. Thousands of devotees do the Pithru Tharppanam at this place during Mahasivarathri and Karkkidaka Vavu. It is beleived that performing Pithru Tharppanam at this holy place is as good as doing Pithru Tharppanam at Kashi on the banks of holy river Ganga. Moreover this is one of the rare places in Kerala where facility for Pithru Tharppanam is made available for devotees throughout the year. Nakshatra Vanam, a garden with the plants and trees corresponding to the 27 stars is another speciality of the temple. For more information: Thiruvumplavil Devaswom, Anicadu, Muvattupuzha, Ph: 0485 2831071, Email:, Web:
Thottuva Sree Dhanwanthari Moorthy  Temple
This temple is situated on the Perumbavoor- Kodanad route one kilometer away from Thottuva junction in Koovapady panchayat at Ernakulam district. The presiding deity is Dhanwanthiri and the idol is almost six feet tall and facing east.
Thrikkakara Vamana Temple
Vamana temple has big round Sreekovil.  The presiding deity is Vamana (Vishnu), facing eastward.   Five poojas are conducted and Thanthram is Puliyannoor. 
Thripunithura Poornathrayeesha Temple
The idol, which is molded in Panchaloha, has a specialty and faces east. Five poojas are offered a day, and one of them should be performed only by a Thanthri, which is compulsory. The text used is Puliyanur thantra, and elephant is also a must while pooja is performed.
Vaikkarakavu  Sree  Bhagavathi Temple
The time old Sree Vaikkarakavu Bhagavathi temple is situated in Vaikara Village, about 10 kms to the east of Perumbavoor town in Ernakulam district.  Blessing devotees and annihilating the wicked, the Goddess reigns supreme. 
Vasudevapuram Sree Mahavishnu Temple
Sree Vasudevapuram Mahavishnu Temple is believed to be a very ancient  temple consecrated by Maharshi Parasuraman.  The presence of Mahalakshmi is also felt along with Vishnu.
Velloorkunnam Mahadeva Temple
Velloorkunnam Mahadeva Temple, Muvattupuzha is located on the North-East side of Ernakulam District of Kerala State situated on the banks of Muvattupuzha River, meaning the place where three rivers unite (Kaliyar, Kothayar and Thodupuzhayar).
Veluthattu Vadakkan Chowva Bhagavathy Temple
Veluthat Vadakkan Chowva Bhagavathy is located at Kedamangalam in North Paravoor of Ernakulam district.  In this temple the Vadakkan Chowva Bhagavathy is worshipped in various forms as Saraswathy, Sree Durga, Parvathi, Ashtaiswarya Dayini Sree Lakshmi, and the Remover of enemity the fierce Bhadrakali.
Vytilla Subrahmania Temple
This temple is situated in Vytilla at Ernakulam district. Subrahmanian and Siva are two presiding deities. Subrahmanian is self-origin and facing east. Three poojas are performed and thanthric rites are administered by the Puliyanoor.