July 16, 2010

Murugan Temple - Ernakulam, Kerala, India

Ernakulam is the commercial capital city of Kerala state, India. Ernakulam and the nearby Cochin (aka Kochi) are called as twin cities.

Ernakulam has a famous Shiva temple called as Ernakulathappan temple. Apart from that, there is a another big temple for Lord Murugan (Subramanya, the son of Lord Shiva).  It is very rare to find a temple for Lord Subramanya in Kerala state. This temple was built and maintained by Tamil community living in Ernakulam city.

The sanctum enshrines Subramanya along with his consorts Valli and Devasena . The temple also has the idols of Ganesh, Dakshinamurti, Vishnu, Brahma, Durga and Chandikeswara. There is a separate shrine for Navagraha.

Happy travelling.

Fast Facts

Site Name: Murugan Temple
City Name: Ernakulam
Location: Kerala state, India
Nearest Railway Station: Ernakulam
Nearest Airport: Cochin
How to reach: Easily reachable by road, train, and flight
Hotel: A lot of luxury hotels and budget hotels are available in Cochin/Ernakulam
Restaurants: There are a lot of good restaurants in Cochin/Ernakulam





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