Vadakkumnathan Temple, is yet another temple worthy of a visit. Also known as Tenkailasam and Vrshabhacalam, this Temple houses the Diety of Lord Shiva. According to legend, it is the first temple built by Parasurama, an avatara of Lord Vishnu. True to the legend, the temple radiates a serenity only the divine can bestow. The monumental towers on all four sides of the central sanctum are breath-taking and will give you a tangible feel to the architecture of Kerala.
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Not only does the temple generously share with us stories from the past in the form of interesting vignettes artistically carved out in wood and the historic mural painting portraying snatches of the spic of Mahabharata, but also displays its penchant for art and culture through its Kutambalam. This is the area specifically built for patronizing the performing arts. This dias is considered as sacred a platform as the inner sanctorum itself. The temple is situated in the Tekkikadu grounds, where the Pooram festival is held.