temple has preserved some of the best traditions of stone sculpture in Kerala and is the
receptacle of some of the finest examples of the sculptor's art of the eighteenth century.
The Kulasekhara mandapa in particular is a storehouse of some of the best pieces of
Contains representations of various deities, especially Vishnu and Siva. The figure of
Vishnu is a fine example of statuary art. It is in a sitting Posture with Lakshmi on the
The God holds in his hands the Shanka (Conch) and Chakra (wheel) and his other emblems. A
towering canopy Made of a tree with numerous intertwined branches covered with flowers and
fruits provide the background.
Another interesting seated image is that of Vighneswara (Ganesha) with his portly belly
and stout diminutive limbs. On his sides stand three Brahmin priests performing puja,
which are masterpieces of realistic art.