VadakkunnathanTemple also identified as Tenkailasam and Vrshabhacalam, is an ancient Hindu temple devoted to Shiva at City of Thrissur, of Kerala state in India. This temple is a traditional example of the architectural mode of Kerala and has monumental towers on all four sides and also a kuttambalam. Mural paintings representing different episodes from Mahabharata can be seen within the temple. The shrines and the kuttambalam present vignettes carved in wood. The temple, all along with the wall paintings, has been confirmed as a National Monument by India beneath Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act. According to admired local lore, this is the first temple built by Parasurama, the sixth incarnation of Vishnu.Tekkinkadu Ground, surrounding the Vadakkunnathan Temple, is the main location of the Thrissur Pooram. Predictive that there is something wrong or the urgent maintenance is due if the chisel falls down.
Non-Hindus are not permitted to enter into the temple. Wonderful vignette carved in wood, beautiful wooden pillars, acoustic treatments this is an engineering wonder has no parallel anyplace else in the world. There was practice go after by carpenters to keep a small chisel at the most significant position of the arrangement. It is Mural Painting of dancing lord Siva with 16 hands is an amazing work of Madhurangattu Namboodiri. The fifteen hands are holding different armaments and last are holding a flag post with flag. While one leg is pressing the embodiment of papa Apasmaramoorthi and the other one is in prominent form. The moment the last touch opening the eyes was over the picture started to dance according to a legend. Another mural is the Vasuki Shayanam Siva. Precisely like Ananthasayanam wherever lord Vishnu rests on Ananatha the sculpture of big bullock Nandikeswara which is also there in thenalambalam. These are worshiped frequently all along with sapthamathrukkal seven goddesses exterior this nalambalam the temple theater, known as “Kootthambalam” is placed.