Kodungallur to get a Museum on Temple Arts and Rituals: Kerala Tourism Minister
Thrissur: The Kerala Government will build a unique museum that throws light and promotes research on the State’s temple arts and allied rituals, said Kadakampally Surendran, State Tourism Minister, here the other day.
The proposed repository with an estimated cost of Rs 3.69 crore will be the first of its kind in south India and is set to come up in this district’s Kodungallur town, known primarily for its two-millennium-old shrine. Called Sree Kurumba Bhagavathy temple, the Chera-era religious complex is poised for conservation and facelift under the Muziris Heritage Project (MHP), according to the Minister, who also holds the State’s Devaswom portfolio.
Steps are on to renovate the dining hall (oottupura) and the administrative wing (kacherippura) of the temple renowned for its deity of goddess Kali and spirit of the shakti cult, he revealed at a function convened in Kodungallur to announce the government’s package on conservation. As for the proposed museum, it will be a new structure which the government will build on a plot sanctioned by the Devaswom department that administers the State’s temples, the Minister clarified.