Places to Visit in Around Kochi

Siva Temple:

This temple is dedicated to Lord Siva. The presiding deity here, one of the various forms of the Lord, is known as Ernakulathappan. An eight day annual festival is famous here.

 

Valanjambalam Devi Temple:

This Devi temple celebrates a 2 day annual festival known as Thalapoli Utsavam marked by caprisoned elephant.

Sri Poornathraessa Temple:

Sri Poornathraessa Temple

Lord Krishna is the presiding deity here. Three festivals are celebrated here in a grand manner.

'Athachamayam' the splendid procession on Atham which marks the beginning of the famous, long Onam festival is a beauty to watch.

 

 

 

Chakkamkulangara Siva Temple:

Situated at Thirupunithura, this temple dedicated to Lord Siva celebrates the famous 'Sivarathri' festival for 7 days.

Mahadeva Temple:Mahadeva Temple

This temple situated at Nettur is dedicated to the Lord 'Sankara Narayana' .who is indeed an interesting combination of Lord Siva and Lord Vishnu. It is 10 km from Ernakulam.

 

Baghavathy Temple:Baghavathy Temple

This Baghavathy Temple is situated at Thirupunithura. A seven day festival is famous here.

Paramekkavu Bhagavathi temple, located opposite to the famous Vadakkunnathantemple in Thrissur, is one of the most important Bhagavathi temples of Kerala state. The mother Goddess is worshipped in the name of Bhagavathi in Kerala, and this temple is perhaps the biggest Bhagavathi temple in Kerala state.

 

Bhagavathi temple is believed to be 1000 years old, similar to that of Vadakkunnathan temple.

 

 

Sri Rajeswari Temple:Sri Rajeswari Temple

This temple at Chottanikara follows a unique convention by which Goddess Saraswathi is worshipped in the morning, Goddess Badrakali at noon and Goddess Durga in the evening. The famous temple tank here is believed to act as an exorcist, as a dip in the holy tank drives away the evil spirits tormenting the possessed individuals.

 

Perumthrikoil Temple:

Situated on the banks of the beautiful river Muvattupuzha near Piravom. The idol in this temple is made of river sand and the one winged Garuda, the mythical Eagle, carved in wood.

Bhagavathy Temple:

This temple at Cheranallur is situated 12 km from Ernakulam. The temple hosts two annual festival of which one lasts for 9 days and the other for a day.

Mahadeva Temple:

This temple, dedicated to Lord Siva is located 25 km from Ernakulam and hosts an eight day annual festival which comes to an end with Arattu celebrations.

Siva Temple:

This temple at Alwaye has a unique feature. The Holy Siva Linga is installed on sand banks and is not enshrined in any Pagoda.

Mahadeva Temple:

Situated between Thrikkariyoor and Kothamangalam, this temple dedicated to Lord Siva is one of the ancient temples. Kurathiyattam, Chakyarkoothu, Pathakam, etc., are parts of a grand 10 day annual festival.

Azhakiyakavu Bhagavathy Temple:

This temple at Palluruthy celebrates a grand festival marked by sparkling fireworks for 22 days.

Thonnyakavu Bhagavathy Temple:

This temple is situated at North Parur. An eight day festival marked by the 'Ezhunallathu', 'Elephant Processions' is celebrated.

Sri Venkatachalapathy Temple:

In this temple at North Parur, dedicated to Lord Venkatachalapathy, one of the various forms of Lord Vishnu, a 6 day festival is celebrated in a grand way.

Mahadeva Temple:

This temple at Vaikom is one of the most famous Siva temples. 'Annadhana' (feeding) is conducted here. Vaikom Ashtami festival is celebrated for 13 days.

St. Mary's Church:

St. Marys Church

A small beautiful island off Kochi is the venue of this church believed to have been built by the Portuguese in 1676. A week long feast known as 'Vallarpadath Amma' is held annually.

 

Kadamattam Church:

35 km from Ernakulam, this church is famous for its priest 'Kadamattath Kathanar'. Two feasts are held annually.

St. Thomas Shrine:

This Shrine of Malayattur is situated at an altitude of 20,000 ft. It is believed to be one of the seven churches established by St. Thomas.

Kanjiramattam Mosque:

It is situated 25 km from Ernakulam. It is believed to have been constructed over the mortal remains of Sheik Fariduddin. On the 14th of January every year, the festival Kodikuthu is celebrated.

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