PALACE AT KOLLENGODE,NOW A MUSEUM





Archaeological Museum, Thrissur

The Archaeological Museum was until recently accommodated in the Thrissur Town Hall building. Now it has been shifted to the

Kollengode Palace,

an architectural delight. The majestic building houses a gallery of murals from all over Kerala and preserves a rare treasure of Veerakallu, temple models, olagrandhangal (manuscripts on dry palm leaves), megaliths etc.

Veerakallu or herostones are stone engravings and sculptures of figures and weapons belonging to the heroes of days gone by. Most of these were recovered from the forests of Wayanad and Thrissur.

The megalith collection includes earthen pots, urns etc. The temple models cast in plaster of Paris are excellent representations of the ancient temples in the State.

Archaeological Museum Thrissur - Getting there:

Archaeological Museum Thrissur - Nearest railway station : Thrissur

Archaeological Museum Thrissur - Nearest airport : Cochin International Airport, about 58 km to the south

HISTORY:-
Malabar had been invaded by many of the ancient South Indian rulers. For many centuries, it was ruled by the Perumals.
They had under them some powerful Utayavars who held authority in their own respective territories.
After the rule of the Perumals, the country was divided among these chieftains.


The Valluvakonathiri (ruler of Valluvanad), the rulers of Vengunad (Kollengodu Rajas)

and Sekhari Varma (Raja of Palakkad) were the prominent rulers of this region, after the Perumals.