Cherai Gowreeshwara Temple
This temple is in Cherai village in Ernakulam district of Kerala. Temple is mainatained by Vinjhana Vardhini Sabha (V. V Sabha). This temple is the one and only temple in asia which is chathurmukha kovil(sree kovil with four side doors) It also known as Malyala palani or Muruga Temple. the main god is subrahmanyan, but the name of the temple is dedicated for sreegowreeswaran (sivan= father of subrahnanyan). The Cherai Gowreeshwara Temple festival is one of the main festivals in the Eranakulam district. The festival happens every year towards the last 2 weeks of January or first 2 weeks of February. The main attractions are caparisoned elephant march (around 20-30 elephants).
Azheekkal Sree Varaha Temple
Azheekkal Sree Varaha Temple is famous for its beautiful chariot.It is one of the oldest temple owned by Gowda Saraswatha Community.The temple was established in 1565 A.D by Azheekal Yogakkars(G.S.Brahmins of vypin)and the Pratishta was done by Swami Yadavendra Tirtha,first Pontiff of Shri Kashi Mutt.
It is located in the vypin island of Cochin about 25 kms from Cochin city.
Fort is Built in 1503 by the Portuguese also known as ‘Aya Kotta’. It is the oldest European monument in India. It was an out post to safeguard the famous Mussiris Port. In 1661 the Dutch captured the fort and in 1789 the fort was handover to the King of Thiruvathankoor.
The church is built by the Portuguese in 1577. The exquisite picture of Ave Mary on the top of “Altar” is brought from Portugal.The yearly celebrations of Lady of snow happening in August every year.The Water parade of boats is one of the notable function .
Sahodaran Ayyappan Smarakam
In 1889 July 22 Sahoodharan Ayappan was born ,he was the disciple of sree Narayana guru. Ayappan was a great social reformer, journalist, and politician.Sahodaran was elected to Cochin Legislative Council. On May 29th 1917 he arranged a feast with several so-called lower castes.His house is open to visitors and in addition there is a public library and a research centre…
By Air : Nearest airport is Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery, 22km from Cherai.
By rail: Ernakulam Junction (30 Kms), Ernakulam Town (30 Kms) and Aluwa (20 Kms) are the nearest railway stations
By Road: Cherrai is well connected by roads from all part of city
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