must be made of certain peculiar constructional features found in
the temple, and some of them are deliberately made with motives. The
Mukha mandapam, in front of Lord Siva's Koil is purposely built. in
a lower level to preventing the occupants from having direct view of
the Presiding deity. Another! The Kuttambalam too is built right in
front with the same motive of obstructing the direct view of the
This is due to unhealthy and malicious intentions of the
builder Perunthachan, the celebrated builder deemed to be the
Viswakarma of Kerala. When entrusted with the work of building, he
arrived here by boat on the. river Pampa. To his great shock he
found on the surface of water, flowers, darbha, banana leaves etc.
to such large quantity, indicating the countless persons engaged in
temple for doing pujas. During his stay, he found the dominance of
Nambudris, and there were thousands
of families thriving, depending on the temple.
introduced certain ominous designs to spell disaster on the Brahmin community. The building of Mukha Mandapam in ,a lower level etc.
really brought ruination and thousands of families were reduced to
only 20 to 30 in a few years. Was he really profited by such evil
intentions? No Retribution came in the form of a sharp, big chisel which slipping from his hand while working atop fell direct on the
head of the dearest son, who died at once. And the son as the word
went round far surpassed that Viswakarma in work and skill.