Ernakulathappan Temple is a famous Shiva temple in the heart of the city Eranakualm. The important feature of this temple is that the main deity of Shiva faces west. The rituals and Pooja methods in this temple are believed to be firmed up by renowned Villawamangalathu Swamiyar.
The devotees offer regular prayers to this temple and many visitors come from far off distances to this temple to attain the most privileged Moksha. The temple is a master piece of Kerala style temple architecture. Apart from the major deity of Lord Shiva in the Sanctum Santorum, there are shrines of Ganapati and Sastha.