Vadakkumnathan Temple or Vadakkunnathan Temple is one of the biggest and ancient Shiva temples, located in Thrissur. This is also known as Thenkailasam and Vrishabhachalam. The temple stands colonially on an elevated hillock precise in the centre of the city. Hindu traditions say that the temple was built by Parasurama, the sixth personification of Lord Vishnu and the legend creator of Kerala. Thrissurpooram, which is celebrated here every year in the month of Medam, witness millions of devotees from all over the land. The temple and the Mural paintings are stated as a National Monument by the Union Government under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act.