Mural Paintings

Temples, churches and palaces of Kerala are home to mural paintings

Kerala Mural Paintings generally reflect the stories of God and Goddess of Hindu Mythology.  The mural paintings of Gods like Vishnu, Shiva, Ganesh, Durga, Kali, and Lakshmi are very attractive and can be seen through the temples all over Kerala. Some of the Kerala mural art masterpieces can be seen through the Ettumanoor Shiva Temple, Mattancherry Palace, Vadakkumnatha Kshetram, Krishnapuram Palace, etc. The ‘Anantha Shayanam’ mural painting in the Pallikurup Mahavishnu Temple at Mannarkkad and Padmanabhaswamy Temple at Thiruvananthapuram are renowned for its brilliance.

Christian churches in Kerala also use Murals as a mode of perfect décor. Many old churches at Cheppad, Alappuzha, Paliekkara, Thiruvalla, Angamaly, and Akapparambu in Kerala are rich with traditional mural artworks. The images depict different stories based on the Holy Bible.

Majority of the palaces of Kerala are a visual treat with vibrant colors of Mural arts that says the sagas of ancient heroes and deities. The Kerala Mural Paintings are mainly evolved from the ancient Dravidian rituals like Kalamezhuthu and Patayani. The influence of Kerala’s cultural ethnicity can be significantly identified in these artworks. The murals of Kerala are beyond comparison in its ethereal beauty.

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