Kochi is one of the most visited travel destinations in Kerala. It is a major port city of Kerala and one that flaunts its tourist attractions that are a blend of rich culture and modernisation. The city has something to offer to every kind of traveller, as it has tourist places that are apt for history, art, nature and technology lovers.
The temples in Kochi are some of the best tourist tourist places of the city. Let us take a virtual tour of some of the famous temples in Kochi that are not to be missed on a trip to this amazing place!
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Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple
Chottanikkara Bhagavathy Temple is an important temple near Kochi. Located around 17 km away from Ernakulam, the temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga, who is also called as Rajarajeswari or Adiparashakti. The idol of the temple is said to be brought from Kollur Mookambika Temple. The deity here is worshipped as Goddess Saraswati in the morning, Lakshmi at noon and as Durga in the evening.
Sree Poornathrayesa Temple is located in Thripunithura in Kochi. Thripunithura was the former capital of the royal kingdom of Kochi, and the temple is believed to be the first temple among the temples built by the erstwhile Kochi kingdom. Vrishchikolsavam, a festival that takes place during the month of Vrishchikam (November-December) every year, is one of the major festivals of the temple.
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Thrikkakara Vamana Moorthy Temple
This is one of the very few temples dedicated to Lord Vamana, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The temple is located just 2 km away from Kochi town. Onam is celebrated here as a 10-day grand festival in the month of Chingam which falls in August-September.
Dakshina Mookambika Temple
Located in North Paravur near Kochi, Dakshina Mookambika Temple is one of the must visit temples of the region. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati, with sub-deities that include Ganesha, Lord Vishnu, Hanuman and Veerabhadran. As per the legend, the ruler of Paravur, who was an ardent devotee of the Goddess, built the temple to worship the idol, as per the instructions of the Goddess.