With a gathering of wonderful Mural depictions, some of which are over 400 years of age, this tremendous multi year old sanctuary and chronicled structure is renowned for the Nataraja Mural close to the fundamental entryway. The structure till date, shows its unique hues absent much safeguarding. The altar of Vadakkumnathan is likewise arranged there, which is clearly secured totally under ghee for a considerable length of time, with no occurrence of softening. The sanctuaries of Mahavishnu and Shankaranarayan are additionally situated in the sanctuary. It highlights one of the biggest Dance Hall, called Koothambalam which portray one of a kind Keralan design. It has conventional exhibitions called Nangyar Koothu. Simply outside the sanctuary complex are arranged the Thiruvambadi Krishna Temple and Paramekkavu Devi Temple, which are thought to be the sister sanctuaries of Vadakumnathan. This Temple is entirely open to Hindus. Non-Hindus are not permitted inside, but rather they can remain outside and take a gander at the photographs from that point.
The Vadakkunnathan sanctuary is the main sanctuary which was made by Lord Parasurama. The sanctuary situated at the core of the city of Thrissur is encased by titanic dividers of stone under a zone of around eight sections of land. The four headings, East, West, North and South in the sanctuary have been demonstrated by four Gopurams inside the sanctuary premises. In the focal point of the sanctuary there is multi shrined complex, other than the four Gopurams. The three key holy places of the sanctuary have been committed to the Vadakkunatham or Lord Shiva, Lord Rama and Shankaranarayana. Ruler Shiva who in the seeker frame called as the Vettekkaran, other than different spots is additionally adored in the Nalambalam territory.
According to the archeological discoveries, Vadakkunathan sanctuary is one of the most seasoned sanctuaries of the Southern India and is the biggest sanctuary of the Kerala which is committed to venerating Lord Shiva. This religious place is an exceptional case of the traditional Kerala style of engineering highlighting extraordinary wall paintings of the seventeenth century resounding the account of Mahabharata. The wood cut vignettes are shown in the Koothambalam and holy places. One fascinating thing about the sanctuary is that it is accepted to be where Tipu Sultan stayed outdoors, however this reality has been related with numerous debate and numerous students of history have not bolstered the thought.