This supremely unique, chronologically ancient, spiritually important
Vadakunnathan holy shrine lies atop a hillock called Vrishabhachala, occupying
about nine acres of land. Its massive stone wall serving as strong fortification
is adorned with four tall towers, and contains in its spacious sprawling ground
a cluster of shrines and scores of aswartha vrikhas. As one enters, crossing the
western portal, a vast courtyard encircling the graciously built imposing shrines
fills the eyes.
A remarkable graceful theatre hall beautified by sloping metal
plated roof called Kuttambalam beckons his attention and detains him with its
imposing dimensions and colourful murual paintings. It is the biggest of its
kind, the Kerala temples boast of, and is deemed the nucleus of Chakiyarkuttu -
a highly developed and greatly praised form of dramatic art.
where several performance of all types of dance dramas like Kathakali, Mohini
Attam are being stayed over years, is fittingly decorated with wooden panels and
architectural marvels. This majestic structure has an exciting glory imbued with