Ernakulam Mahadeva Temple Timings:
Morning: 3.30 AM to 11.00 AM
Evening: 4.00 PM
Thripuka Nadathurakal: 8.00 PM
The temple is open on all days of the week during timings: 3:30 AM to 8:00 PM.
Ernakulam Mahadeva Temple Pooja Time:
Nadathurakkal and Nirmalyam – 3.30 AM
Abishekam – 4.00 to 4.45 AM
Shankh abhishekam – 5.15 AM
Usha pooja – 5.45 AM
Ethirtha Pooja – 6.15 AM
Ethirtha Sheeveli – 6.30 AM
Jala Dhara – 7.00 AM
Pantheeradi Pooja – 7.30 to 8.15 AM
Uchcha Pooja, Uchcha Sheeveli, Nada Adakkal – 9.30 to 11.00 AM
Vykunneram Nadathruakkal – 4.00 PM
Deepaaradhana – 6.30 PM
Athaazha Pooja, Athaazha Sheeveli, Thrippaka, Nada Adakkal – 7.15 PM to 8.00 PM
Ernakulam Mahadeva Temple Dress Code:
In the temple of Ernakulam Shiva, male worshipers should not cover the upper torso with clothing. All indian traditional dresses are allowed for women.
The Ernakulam Shiva Shatra offer:
2) ഭാഗ്യസുക്ത പുഷ്പാഞ്ജലി
3) ഐക്യമത്യാ പുഷ്പാഞ്ജലി
4) സ്വയംവര പുഷ്പാഞ്ജലി
5) മൃത്യയുഞ്യ പുഷ്പാഞ്ജലി
6) 108 വില്വദളാര്ച്ചന
7) 1008 വില്വദളാര്ച്ചന
10) സ്പെഷ്യല് നെയ്യ്പായസം
13) വെള്ള നിവേദ്യം
14) എള്ള് നിവേദ്യം
19) മൃത്യയുഞ്യയ ഹോമം
20) മഹാന്മ്യതുന്ജ്യയ ഹോമം
22) അഷ്ട്ടദ്രവ്യ ഗണപതി ഹോമം
23) ഭഗവത സേവാ
24) ഒരു ദിവസത്തെ പൂജ
33) ചന്ദനം ചാര്ത്ത്
34) 101 കൂടം അഭിഷേകം
35) 1001 കൂടം അഭിഷേകം
36) പിതൃ നമസ്കാരം
37) 1 ടിന്എണ്ണ വിളക്ക് വെപ്പ്
38) B നിറമാല
39) A നിറമാല
41) ആയില്ല്ല്യിം പൂജ
42) സ്പെഷ്യല് അര്ച്ചന
43) പ്രദോഷ പൂജ
45) 1001 കുടം അഭിഷേകം വലുത്
Ernakulam Mahadeva Temple legend:
Arjuna, the Pandava performs a severe penance to reconcile Lord Shiva. Satisfied with Arjuna’s devotion, Shiva, accompanied by his wife Sri Parvathi, left his home in Kailash to meet Arjuna.
Shiva intends to impress Parvathi with Arjuna’s dedication to him. Shiva disguises himself as “Kiratha”, a tribal hunter before appearing in front of Arjuna. Just as Shiva appears in front of Arjuna, he sees a boar heading towards Arjuna and shooting an arrow at the boar. Arjuna, who is an accomplished archer, also fires an arrow at the boar. The wild boar that was actually a demon named Mookasura disguised is murdered and its original form is revealed. However, an argument arises between Arjuna and Kiratha to find out who is the real killer of the animal. There is a battle between the two, which lasts a long time, which finally leads to Kiratha’s victory over Arjuna.
The vanquished Arjuna, unable to even stand up makes a Shiva Linga out of mud and performs a pooja offering flowers. To his surprise, he sees that the flower he offers over the Shiva Linga is falling over the head of Kiratha. Arjuna then realises that Kiratha is none other than his Lord Shiva.
Shiva, in his true form, along with Parvathy appears before Arjuna and blesses him. He also gifts him the divine arrow, the ” Pasupathastram.” Devalan peforms his rites here and is redeemed from the curse. At his request the Shiva and Parvathy appear here and exist in the form of Linga. It is this “Gourisankara roopam” that is seen as “Swayambhoolingam” in the Sanctum Sanctorium. Later the temple was built and the diety installed.
The pooja methods were regularised as directed by the famous Villawamangalathu Swamiyar. The Linga Prathishta was made facing west. Devotees who dedicate themselves to the lord with utmost devotion are said to be relieved of their sufferings leading to ultimate ‘Moksha’.
Ernakulam Mahadeva Temple Kshetra Samithi:
Ernakulam Kshetra Kshema Samithi is a registered charitable organisation by the devotees of Ernakulathappan to work selflessly for the total promotion and preservation of the temple and its spiritual& ritual discipline, tradition, culture and rich heritage in association with the Kochi Devaswam Board. Samithi is playing a pivotal role in day today routines of spiritual, ritual and cultural activities, monthly special spiritual, ritual and cultural activities, ritual and cultural activities in connection with special and annual festivals, developmental activities, providing better facilities and amenities with the strict guidance and wholehearted cooperation of Kochi Devaswam Board.
Samithi is fully committed, devoted and dedicated to the complete betterment of a devotee as a whole. Samithi holds annual General body meetings of the members to discuss the financial accounts, other items as per the agenda and to elect the office bearers for the respective term. Samithi is fully indebted to hold transparency, sincerity and honesty as its face with no compromise. The source of revenue of the Samithi is purely depends on the sincere, generous and devotional contributions from the devotees to work out the above said yeomen service without any lapse for the total uplift, promotion, propagation, preservation and maintenance of the temple and its spirituality, rituals, discipline, culture, tradition and rich heritage.
How To Reach Ernakulam Mahadeva Temple:
There are buses to Ernakulam from Bangalore, Chennai, Mangalore, Salem, Coimbatore, Madurai and from all major towns in Kerala. Most long running buses pass through the MG Road and the nearest bus stop is ‘South’ or ‘Pallimukku’. The KSRTC bus station is 2 KM away from the temple. Local private buses can be used once you are in Ernakulam town.
There are buses to Ernakulam from Bangalore, Chennai, Mangalore, Salem, Coimbatore, Madurai and from all major towns in Kerala. Most long running buses pass through the MG Road and the nearest bus stop is ‘South’ or ‘Pallimukku’. The KSRTC bus station is 2 KM away from the temple.
The nearest airport is the Kochi International Airport at Nedumbassery about 20 KM away from Ernakulam city and the temple. Air India, Indian airlines operate flights to Kochi from Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. Jet Airways operate flights from Mumbai.
Ernakulam Mahadeva Temple Address:
Ernakulam Kshetra Kshema Samithi
(Registered under the T.C Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Act XII of 1955)
Reg. No. ER 250/84 Devaswom Buildings,
Kochi – 682 011.
Phone: 091-0484-2370 415, 2369804