Vadakkunnathan Temple is one of the most popular Shiva temples in Kerala. It is situated in Thrissur district in kerala. Kerala the southern state in India has a rich cultural heritage.Vadakkunnathan Temple can be spotted as a fine example for the cultural heritage and architectural style of the state. We can see various artworks and paintings in the temple. Mural paintings which were declared as a National monument by the India government can be seen inside the temple. The temple is surrounded by monumental towers known as kuttambalam on all the four sides. Various artworks carved in wood can be seen in the walls of the koottambalam.
According to mythology surrounding the temple, the temple was built around 1000 years ago by Parasurama, an incarnation of lord Vishnu. Parasurama is also known as the creator of Kerala itself by throwing his axe into the sea. If we talk about Vadakkumnadha temple and we forgot the legendary thrissur pooram it will not be fair. Vadakkunnathan Temple is the main venue for the famous Thrissur pooram. Non hindus are not allowed to enter the temple.if you have some interest in ancient paintings and art forms then Vadakkunnathan Temple is a much visit place.
The nearest airport is Kochi international Airport which is at a distance of 79 km.
The temple is near to the Thrissur city so you can reach by train or bus by ease.