|It would be
humanly impossible, even if one devoted one's entire lifetime, to cover all these numerous
temples each claiming some importance or other. It will not be possible to do justice even
to all the major temples. The author was, therefore, compelled to confine his narratives
to a few of the better-known temples, the selection being of course very difficult. Even
if those included in this work created awareness among the devout of the rich heritage of
temples that belongs to Kerala I would feel my labours amply rewarded.
The following books provided me with good reference material:
Mahakshetrangalku Mumpil and Kshetrapradakshinam by Nalamkel Krishna Pillai and published
by Sahitya Pravarthaka Co-operative Society, Kottayam; Eithihyamala by Kottarathil
Sankunni, published by Kottarathil Sankunni Memorial Committee, Kottayam; A Survey of
Kerala History by A. Sreedhara Menon (Sahitya Pravarthaka Co-operative Society); A Short
History of Kerala by Prof. K. V. Krishna Ayyar, The Arts and Crafts of Kerala, both
published by Paico Publishing House.