Ernakulam Shiva Temple

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Entrance to Ernakulathappan Temple

Ernakulam Shiva Temple is in the heart of Ernakulam city. The deity is well-known as Ernakulathappan.

The 8-day long annual festival at the temple usually falls in January/February months. On the seventh day, there is Pakalpooram, when the deity is taken out in a grand procession with caparisoned elephants and to the accompaniment of Panchavadyam. The procession ends at Durbar Hall Ground after rhythmic Pandimelam and impressive fire works.

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Brahmadathan at Durbar Hall grounds

One of the elephants in the procession was Brahmadathan who has many fans in Kerala. He has a Facebook page which is liked by 6,643 people.

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Flowers in Ernakulathappan Temple

The temple is decorated with flowers during the festival. Many art events are also organised.