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Kanjoor

Kanjoor is town located near Aluva in Ernakulam District of Kerala State of India. It is one of the famous pilgrimage spot of Ernakulam and is famous from Kanjoor Church and Puthiyedam Temple . These religious sites are the most important here and is the main reason for the fame of the town.

Kanjoor Church or St. Mary’s Forane church in Kanjoor is located at the bank of River Periyar . St. Mary’s Forane church, Kanjoor is one of the most outstanding and ancient Catholic Churches in Kerala. Built in the year AD 1001, this church is portrayed as the symbol of strong Christian faith and spiritual renaissance of Kanjoor. It belongs to the Archdiocese of Ernakulam–Angamaly and is about 3 kms south of Kalady in the Aluva – Kalady route.The pilgrims flock to this sacred place throughout the year and particularly during the festival season in January. Every year from 10 to 27 of January, thousands of people belonging to all religions reach Kanjoor to celebrate the feast of the saint. The days of solemn celebration are 18th, 19th and 20th of Jan.

Puthiyedam Temple is dedicted to Parthasarathy form of Lord Vishnu , the idol of the deity is holding Butter in hand, The annual festival of the temple is performed every summer during the malayalam month menam. Temple is also famous for worshipping of Goddess Bhagvathy.

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How To Reach Kanjoor

Kanjoor is located near Aluva town of Ernakulam District about 13 Km away.

By AirCochin International Airport is located about 7Km form here. Cochin Airport is one of the major Airports in India and Kerala State and is attended by many airlines at regular interval.

By Road– One can easily reach Kanjoor via Aluva . Aluva is well connected with other cities of the district .

By TrainAluva Railway Station is located about 13 km from here , while Ernakulam Junction is about 35 Km away.

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