Kuttambalam is, however, still in complete; a three-feet base is all that remains. It is
said that noartisan is available today to undertake the job cording to the plan of
Perunthachan. The original building built by Perunthachan himself contained many pillars,
which, night or day, did not cast any shadow. The temple sprawling on a six-acre
area is a massive one by Kerala standards, comparable to big temple Taliparamba, Vaikom,
Trichur etc. The three-ti eastern gopuram leaves you spellbound.
As one enters the temple through this gateway there is first the anakottil (literally shed
for elephants, which is a modern structure. Beyond this is the unfinished Kuttambalam
described before. In front of this is the gold-covered flagstaff. Then Balikalpura, which
leads to the big Mukhamantapam beyond which, is srikoil. Exquisite carvings. The
image of Siva is fully visible only if one stands between the sanctum -and- the mandapam.
The srikoil circular in shape like Vaikom and Ettumanur but m bigger in shape. The roof
covered with copper plates is enormous, sloping sleepily downwards.