About the Temple

One of the oldest Lord Vishnu temple in Thrissur District is Mattathur Kunnu Mahavishnu Temple. In 90’s , temple was handed over to local people by Erattu Mana. A committee was formed for renovation and redevelopment. It had undergone a lot of destruction in ancient times but due to restless effort by local people and temple committee members scenario has been changed. Main deity here is Lord Mahavishnu along with Ganapati, Lord Ayyappa and Bhagavathy.

Many of these early Hindu stone temples were dedicated to a single Hindu deity. The temple at Deogarh is dedicated to the Vishnu. These temples made in the early part of the 6th century of the Gupta Period housed images and symbols of Hindu gods. These temples allowed people to make contact with the gods they were worshiping. The Temple was built out of stone and brick consisting of a single cubical sanctum that sheltered the images within. Statuaries of the Vishnu were both sculpted in the interior and exterior walls of the temple. The temple’s affiliation with the deity Vishnu can be seen by looking at the statuary of the deity seated on a coiled serpent seat that decorates the carved doorway into the temple. There are also many sculpted panels showing the myths and tales connected with Vishnu.