temple when built during parasurama's time was under the Management of 108
Nambudri Illoms. The priests called Tantris looked after to both spiritual and
secular growth and carried on the activity of the day to day administration with
devotion due. The Tantriship changed hands from Menattu tantries to Mekattu
Tantris after the fire accident in this temple.
The Menattu tantries dedication
is boundless, and but for their devotion the linga would not have been here in
this shape as it is today. The temple received royal patronage from the rulers
of Travancore and Cochin regularly. Though the murals, wooden panels and certain
decorative pieces changed patterns several times due to renovations from time to
time, its glory did not diminish. As in the case of all temples, it is now under
the Devaswom Management controlled by the State Government of Kerala.