Aluva Shiva Temple
Aluva Shiva Temple is located on the banks of Periyar River at Aluva in Ernakulam District। The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Shiva. The specialty of this temple is that the Shivlinga installed in the temple is not enshrined in any pagoda, but stands on the vast sand banks. It is believed that the Shivlinga has risen out from the sand on the bank of the river. The main annual festival celebrated in the temple is Aluva shivarathri which is a unique feature of this. Along with the festival, there will be a month long trade fair. Periyar river is also known as aluva puzha.