Kalamassery Mahaganapathy Temple is an important worship place located in Kalamassery, Kochi, Kerala. Lord Ganapathy is the main deity and the temple was built in 1980 by the late Mr.N Ragunatha Menon, a prominent and pious person who lived in Kalamassery. After Mr. Menon’s expiry, his sons took the control of the temple.
The busy Eloor-Kalamassery highway passes right in front of the temple. The space between the front of the temples and the road is so short that it has earned the deity the dubious nickname of roadside Ganapathy.
The temple had only two concrete structures facing west, side by side, which contained the shrines of Lords Mahaganapathy and Subrahmanya, as well as the Navagrahas. In 2000, a high structure was added in which shrines for many other deities were built. These include Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvathi, Dakshinamoorthy, and Chandikeswara.
The stairs to this high level have been placed between the two old structures on the ground floor. The temple that does not have compound walls now covers an area of around 5,000 square feet. A Peepal, meaning the Ashwatta tree in front of the Ganapathy shrine adds to the serenity of the atmosphere.
The entire building covers an area of just around 5000sqft, and there are no outer walls. There is a Peepal tree in front of the Ganapathy shrine. Festival like Sivarathri, Vinayaka Chaturthi, Vishu, Onam, Navarathri is celebrated.
Kalamassery Mahaganapathy Temple Timings:
Morning: 4.00 am to 9.00 am
Evening: 5.30 pm to 8:00 pm
Kalamassery Mahaganapathy Temple Dresscode:
This is the only temple in Kerala that allows male devotees to enter with jeans, shirts, etc.
Kalamassery Mahaganapathy Temple:
FACT Kalamassery Road,
Kerala – 683104.