Sketch by Gopika Jayasree, an intern at our office (from School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi)
MULLAKKAL TEMPLE, along the Mullakkal road near Axis Bank. Mullakkal temple is one of the most popular Temples of Alleppey, structured in old Kerala architectural style. The temple is also known as Mullakkal Bhagwati Temple and is presently run by Travancore Devaswom boards in Alleppey. The temple has huge premises with many smaller side temples, a beautiful pond and plenty of trees inside. The architecture is beautifully done with intricate details and a nice composition of the build. The temple doors open into a wide courtyard with a corridor in the center leading to the sanctum. The temple walls are embraced by rows of oil lamps, it is a unique temple with no roof over the sanctum sanctorum and the deity is exposed to sun and rain.