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Palakkad»Varahamoorthi Kshethram


The legend behind this temple is what makes it special. According to the myth, Perumthachan, an expert carpenter began constructing this temple after being challenged to build a temple that could challenge heaven. Lord Indra truly got envious of the temple and altered minute measurements of the temple which in turn would disrupt Perumthachan’s work. This went on for months until an exasperated Perumthachan gave up on the task and decided to end his career as a carpenter. At the temple one can see a measuring scale and axe lieing inserted into a wall of the temple, which has unfinished structures and pillars.