Pilgrimage Tour

Cherai Gowreeswara Temple, Kerala

Cherai Gowreeswara Temple, dedicated to Lord Murugan, was constructed in 1912. It is also known as South Pazhani. Sree Narayana Guru installed the idol of the temple.

Cherai Gowreeswara Temple is one of the principal Hindu temples in Kerala. It is maintained by Vignana Vardhini Sabha (V. V Sabha) and is the only temple in Asia where you can see Sree kovil with four side doors. It is also known as Malayala Palani or the Muruga Temple. The primary deity in the temple is Lord Subrahmanyan.

Though the main deity preached in the temple is Lord Subrahmanya, the temple is named after Sree Gowreeswara or Lord Shiva – the father of Lord Subrahmanyan.

Cherai Gowreeswara Temple is Famous For

Cherai Gowreeswara Temple is famous for being the only temple in Asia where Sree Kovil has four side doors. The main sreekovil is that of Lord Subramanya, and it faces the east. Lord Ganapati faces the South; Lord Shiva faces the west, and Goddess Parvathy faces the north. The chuttambalam showcases agra-mandapams on all sides.

Festivals/Events Celebrated at Cherai Gowreeswara Temple, Kerala

Cherai Gowreeswara festival is one of the main festivals in the Ernakulam; the festival happens every year during the last two weeks of January or first two weeks of February. The attractions are caparisoned elephant march with about 20-30 elephants.

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