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Adi Sankara Temple

Adi Sankara Temple is located at Kaladi in Ernakulam District and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This shrine was consecrated in 1910 by Sri Narasimha Bharathi and renovated by successive swamis.

The temple has a Meerthi Mandapam, Paduka Mandapam, Geeta Upadesam Center and other temple-like structures. There is an imposing image of the Shri Sankara with his four disciples on the top floor of the mandapam. Paintings that give the idea about the life and works of Adi Sankara are depicted on the walls. The vimana of the Sharada temple is in Ashta Padma form representing eight petals of Hrudaya Kamalam. The Sankara temple is in the form of Shodasakona, representing the 16 kalas of divinity.

The annual festival is celebrated in associaltion with the Sankara Jayanthi during the month of April or May. The other festivals celebrated here are the Chariot festival and Navaratri. The latter is a nine-day festival celebrated during the month of September or October.

Shri Krishna temple, Shri Ramakrishna Advaita Ashram and Vellimanthulli temple (2 km) are shrines nearby.

Updated on 9th October, 2005
District: Ernakulam
Location: Kaladi    


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