12 Kms North Of Kottayam Town, Kerala
Dedicated to :
16 th Century
Mural Art Centre
Situated 12 kms north of Kottayam town, at Ettumanoor is an antique Shiva temple, which was built in the 16th century.
The temple, a sampling of the indigenous Kerala style of architecture, attracts many Hindu devotees from all over the state.The copper plated conical roof of the central shrine, is in itself a majestic structure.
The shrine is inlaid with good-looking carvings of scenes from the Ramayana, Bhagavatha and Krishna Leela. The temple is also gifted with a superb collection of Mural paintings and sculptures, depicting scenes from the Hindu mythology.
The Mural Art Centre, near the temple is preserved by the Archaeological division of the state. The ten-day yearly festival, 'Ezharaponnaana Ezhunallathu' falls in February/ March. The last day 'Arathi' falls on the day of Thiruvathira