kuttambalams in several temples in Kerala but there are few structures, which are as large
and as beautiful as the one at Trichur. It is a marvel of structural workmanship with
sloping roofs of carefully enmeshed copper plates, austere, dignified and aloof. With the
three finials shining at the top this playhouse for Gods and Goddesses, for the
worshippers and the worshipped' has an imposing appearance.
There is an interesting story about its construction, which was planned by
"Vellanazhi" Nambudiri known for his skill and knowledge of Thachu Sastra
(architecture). There was an old and dilapidated structure at the same place where the
present kuttambalam stands where Vellanazhi was ordered to build a new structure by the
then Diwan Sankunni Varrier.