Vadakkunnathan Temple is an historic Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva at town of Thrissur, of Kerala nation in India. This temple is a traditional example of the architectural fashion of Kerala and has enormous towers on all 4 aspects and additionally a kuttambalam. Mural paintings depicting diverse episodes from Mahabharata may be seen in the temple. The shrines and the Kuttambalam show vignettes carved in wooden. The temple, in conjunction with the mural art work, has been d as a National Monument by using India beneath the AMASR Act.
According to popular neighborhood lore, that is the primary temple built by way of Parasurama, the 6th avatar of Vishnu. Thekkinkadu maidan, encircling the Vadakkunnathan Temple, is the primary venue of the Thrissur Pooram. Non-Hindus aren't allowed to go into into the temple. In the year 2012 the Archaeological Survey of India has advocated 14 websites, consisting of Vadakkumnathan Temple and palaces, from Kerala to encompass in the listing of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.