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Janardhana Temple At Amaravathy - Fort Kochi – History - Festival

Sree Janardhana temple is located on Amman Kovil Road at Amaravathy - Fort Kochi in Kerala. The temple is dedicated to the Janardhana form of Vishnu Bhagavan. Janardhana is one among the 24 forms of Maha Vishnu.

The darshanam of murti in Janardhana temple is towards east. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy and Lakshmi.

The 8-day annual festival in the temple concludes on Chothi nakshatra in Medam month.

The temple belongs to Gowda Saraswat Brahmins of Goa. They escaped persecution and forcible conversion of Portuguese and settled in Kochi.

Two nearby temples are Mahabaleshwar and Hanuman Kovil.

The other temples belonging to Gowda Saraswat Brahmins in this region include Althara Bhagavathy in Amaravathy, Erattakulangara Bhagavathy at Pachalam in Ernakulam, Venkatachalapathy in  Pallathuruthy, Vaduthala Ganapathy and Dattatreyam in Elamakkara.