Azheekal Sree Varaha Swamy Temple, Cherai
The temple was established in 1565 A.D by Azheekal Yogakkars (G.S.Bs of Vypeen) and the Pratishta was done by Swami Yadavendra Tirtha, first Pontiff of Shri Kashi Mutt. It is believed to be the first GSB temple in Travancore-Cochin area. It is located in the Vypeen island of Cochin about 25 kms from Cochin city.
Dieties and sub-temples
The main deity here is Sree Varaha Moorthy along with Sree Venkatachalapathy with Lakshmi Devi and Bhoomi Devi on left/right side is also installed in the Srikovil. Sree Varaha Swamy and Sree Venkateswara installed side by side and worshiped as single moorthy.
Hanuman, Ganapati, Mahalaxmi and Garuda Temples are installed outside the srikovil inside the nalambalam at its four corners. There is a Tulsithara outside the nalambalam on the left side. Tulasi pooja is an important daily function in the temple. After the morning pooja, Arati is shown at the Tulasi and believed that Lord resides there till the noon pooja. In 1918 AD sub-temples dedicated to Siva and Durga were constructed outside the Rathaveedhi in the north-west corner of the temple. Yakshi and Naga prathista is located near the Althara.
Address: Azheekkal Shri Varaha Devaswom, Cherai - 683514, Ernakulam District, Kerala, India. PIN - 683 514.
Phone: 0484 2488235