Thirunakkara Mahadeva temple was constructed in the early 16th century by the Raja of Thekkumkur. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and represents beautiful Kerala style of architecture. The temple is adorned with murals that depict themes of Hindu epics. The temple is visited by numerous tourists during the annual festival Aaraattu that lasts for 10 days. Various folk art forms like Mayilattom, Velakali and Kathakali are performed by professional dancers at the festival. A procession is also carried out on elephants, rendering glimpse into the traditions, customs and rituals of Kerala.