Situated near the famed Vadakkumnathan Temple in Thrissur, Shakthan Thampuran Palace formerly, known as Vadakkechira Kovilakam, showcases the glory of Perumpadappu Swaroopam, the former ruling dynasty of Kochi.
Built-in Dutch and Kerala style of architecture, the museum in the palace exhibits galleries such as the Bronze Gallery, Sculpture Gallery and the Epigraphy Gallery.
The final resting place of Shakthan Thampuran is also located inside the palace, besides that of a Zamorin and a ruler of Kochi. The reign of King Rama Varma Shakthan Thampuran (CE 1790-1805) is popularly known as Shakthan as the golden era of Kochi.
The temple is considered the epicentre of Onam celebrations across Kerala.
Annually the church witnesses the participation of a large number of people from around the globe.
Thousands of devotees immersed in prayers carrying wooden crosses of different sizes and ambling up a hill; a whole village getting decked up and readying itself to welcome these pilgrims.
Once a year, the River Pamba gets enlivened as an elaborately decorated snake boat glides across its placid waters bearing the provisions for a grand feast
Pooram Purappadu, Uthram Vilakku and Vrischika Ekadasi are the popular festivals
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Shakthan Thampuran Palace
Shakthan Thampuran Palace (Museum) is in the district of Thrissur and is a landmark structure of the former ruling dynasty of Kochi. The museum is closed on Mondays and the entry time for Shakthan Thampuran Palace (Museum) is from 09.30 am - 04.30 pm.