Krishnapuram palace kayamkulam, wondering of kerala architecture and culture
Krishnapuram palace, holding the culture of travancore kingdom
Krishnapuram palace is located at kayamkulam 47 km away from alappuzha. the palace is built during the period of trvancore kingdom by anizham thirunal marthanda varma in 17th century. now the palace is maintained as museum, the krishnapuram palace and museum are administrated and maintained by kerala archaeological department of kerala. krishnapuram palace got its name from the krishna temple located near to it. gajendramoksham painting is a famous mural painting seen here, the interesting thing about this, is the largest mural painting in kerala. it is believed that the gajendramoksham painting placed at the entrance of the palace pond to worship lord krishna after bath, because lord vishnu is the family god of kayamkulam palace.
The palace is open for the visitors daily from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm except the holidays and monday. the hill palace is located at the small rock hill, there must pay the tickets for the entry for both adults and child 10 and 5 rupee respectively. the palace is blessed with lord krishna at krishna temple. kayamkulam sword is an important and famous thing exhibited here, the specialty of he sword is both the sides are sharpen for attack, there is a proverb relate with this, ‘kayamkulam vaal’ it used to refer the characteristic of a person who take a part in both sides of an issue.
it is believed that the buddists stay in kerala during 10th century, budha statue is another main attraction
of krishnapuram palace, the statue arranged in budha mandapam. a sankrit print of a bible can see here. huge garden surrounded krishnapuram palace. this royal appearance at the time of entry gives a warm welcome to you. the museum exhibits the sculptures of ancient hindu gods. potteries, armoury, equipments to unit the measures, travancore mint, shells etc. teak wood and leek wood are the backbone behind this architecture