12 kms north of Kottayam town, at
Ettumanoor is an ancient Shiva temple, which was built in the 16th
The temple, a specimen 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 beautiful carvings of scenes from the Ramayana, Bhagavatha and Krishna Leela. The temple is also endowed with an exquisite collection of Mural paintings and sculptures, depicting scenes from the Hindu mythology.
The Mural Art Centre, near the temple is preserved by the Archaeological Department of the state. The ten-day annual festival, 'Ezharaponnaana Ezhunallathu' falls in February/ March. The last day 'Arathi' falls on the day of Thiruvathira.