Welcome to Ernakulam Shiva Temple

Ernakulam Shiva Temple, also known as Ernakulathappan Temple is one of the major temples of Kerala, located in heart of Ernakulam, the downtown area of the city of Kochi. The temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is considered as the city temple, with the presiding deity as the protector of the city, as per local Hindu faiths and traditions. As per the common practice in Kerala, the deity is reverently called Ernakulathappan, which means Lord of Ernakulam. The temple is located within the Durbar Hall Ground. The temple history itself has deep association with history of the city and was one of the 7 royal temples of Kochi Maharajas. The temple is now under administration of Cochin Devasom Board. The temple in its current form was built under active patronage of Diwan Sri Edakkunni Sankara Warrier in year 1846 and raised it level of a Royal temple in the Kochi Kingdom. The temple is built on 1-acre (4,000 m2) land. The temple is one of the major Shiva temples in Kerala counted along with the Ettumanoor Mahadevar Temple, Kaduthruthy Mahadeva Temple, Vaikom Temple, Chengannur Mahadeva Temple and Vadakkunathan temple.

Ramayana Maasacharanam 2019

Ramayana Maasacharanam 2019 will be held from 17-July-2019 (1194 Karkidakam 1) to 16-Aug-2019 (1194 Karkidakam 31)

Poojas and Offerings

Nadathurakkal and Nirmalyam - 3.30 AM Abishekam - 4.00 to 4.45 AM

Legend behind the temple

Arjuna, the pandava performs a severe penance to propitiate Lord Shiva.

Ernakulam Kshetra Kshema Samithi

Ernakulam Kshetra Kshema Samithi is a registered charitable organisation by the..

News Updates
  • Uthsavam 2019

    Dravyakalashabhishekham rituals will be from 10th Jan 2019 (1194 Danu 26) and 11th Jan 2019 (1194 Danu 27).
    Brahmakalashabhishekham will be conducted on 12 Jan 2019, Saturday (1194 Danu 28) morning.
    The uthsavam 2019 starts with Kodiyettam (hoisting of the temple flag) on the first day evening of 12 Jan 2019, Saturday (1194 Danu 28).

Kshetra Samithi Projects

Annadanam (Prasada Oottu) to all devotees is arranged on the following days:
16th Wednesday
17th Thursday
18th Friday
19th Saturday