this magnificent corridor or covered walk is the flagstaff of gold which is about 80 feet
in height and circular in shape, holding at the top Garuda, the God's favourite riding
bird. South of this flagpost and connected with the corridor is the Kulasekhara mandapa,
containing most impressive stone sculptures of the early eighteenth century.
"Between the flagstaff and the inner shrine is the space containing the altar. The
inner shrine is rectangular in shape and consists of two stories and is ornamented with
gables, unessential characteristic of the Kerala style Of temple architecture. Outside the
inner shrine, but within the enclosures, there are smaller shrines dedicated to Krishna,
Kshetrapala, Sasta, Narasimha, Vyasa, Siva, Ganesha, Rama, Sita, Lakshmana and others.
"The outer walls of the central shrine are covered with mural paintings recently
renovated depicting various scenes from the Puranas. The central shrine, with the halls
and mandapas inside, are enclosed by a rectangular structure on the outside of which
columns of lamps of brass (vilakkumatam) are fixed."