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- VADAKKUNATHAN AMBALAM
between these two ambalams lies the circular two-storeyed ambalam
dedicated to Sri Sankaranarayana facing West. Mural paintings
adorning the walls is a novelty of this ambalam. They are quite
enchanting and narrate many episodes from the Mahabharatha.
Panchagavaya abhishekam is offered to this deity. These three
shrines have spacious Mukhamandapams. As the very air is surcharged
with the presence of divinities and chants of the priests, it
transports every visitor to celestial world for a time. Before
leaving these principal ambalams, the devotees fail not visiting the
Ganapathi's shrine lying between Vadakkunatham and Sankaranarayana
temples. The charming image besides filling the eyes with its
diminutive beauty fills the bellies with sweet appams as prasadam to
the visitors. The Kshetrapalaka of this ambalam called
Vettukkorumakan is installed in a niche in the northern temple. Some
Upadevathas are found fixed along the 7-foot wide Pradakshanamarga -
the circumambulatory path.
lies in the centre of Trissur town, the biggest and most reputed
cultural centre of Kerala State.