they observed the prescribed fast. And Parasurama did appear to their surprise. When he
enquired about their trouble the Nambudiris had to confess that they invoked him only as
-a test. At this, the sage got angry. Saying that he would never again appear before them
he disappeared for ever.
A striking feature of the temple is the Kuttambalam, which one sees on the left side as
one enters the temple through the western gopuram. This is the theatre hall for staging
kuttu, an ancient dramatic form of art famous in Kerala.