Architectural marvels in wood. Carved religiously on the principles of Thachushastra- the mystical science of engineering. Gabled roof, imposing wood columns at the entrance, panelled walls...Step in and transport yourself into a pristine world that had challenged technology with aesthetic ingenuity
Golden flames flickering in exquisite Thookkuvilakku (hanging lamps) was its answer to electricity. Water in charmingly designed basins for air conditioning. And the architectural genius of yore that allowed unhindered flow of cool air through all rooms.
In the courtyard, a few paces in front of the entrance door, is the Thulasithara. A three feet high structure holding the hallowed Thulasi plant. It symbolises the presence of the divine.