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Temples & Legends Of Kerala
Kulapati's Preface Author's Preface
Introduction The Temple Of Sri Padmanabha
A Temple Of Serpents The Goddess Who Has Periods
Aranmula Parthasarathi Ambalapuzha Krishna
Sabarimala The Fierce Lord Of Ettumanur
The Benign Lord Chottanikara
Kaladi A Temple For Kannaki
A Temple For Bharata Sri Rama Temple At Triprayar
The Vadakkunnathan Temple The Lord Of Guruvayur
A Temple For Rama And Lakshmana The Historic Tali Temple
Tiruvangad Peruma Rajarajeswara Of Taliparamba
Trichambaram Krishna Temple Other Temples
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THE VADAKKUNNATHAN TEMPLE

There are 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.

 

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Teh famous Kuttambalam or Theatre hall at Trichur Vadakkunnathan temple - a marvel of structural workmanship
About Vadakkunnathan Temple
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