It is sandhara type temple with cardinal doors on Four sides. The plinth and the wall together are of granite stone work and the rest of timber and sheet roof in circulr vimana. Dwarapalakas are made of wood. Main deity sivalinga is facing east. Square ardhamandapa contains beautiful wooden carvings on the ceiling. Pranala is a typical ornate Keral type with standing yaksha bearing at its tip. It has some of the notable examples of old workman ship in wood, illustrating various puranic scenes and figures from Bhagavata, Ramayana and Mahabharata. The temple can be dated to 12th century AD.
Considering the structural and mural importance, the temple was declared as protected monument by the department of archaeology in 1994.
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Pazhoor Perumthrikkovil Location:
Village - Piravam, Taluk - Muvattupuzha, District - Ernakulam, Location - About 1.5kms from Piravam town in the Piravam-Ernakulam road.
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