Pandalam Palace

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Pandalam Palace
പന്തളം കൊട്ടാരം
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Pandalam Valiyakoyikkal palace
Pandalam Palace is located in Kerala
Pandalam Palace
Location of Pandalam palace in Kerala
General information
Status Historical site
Type Royal Palace
Architectural style Traditional Kerala architecture
Location Kerala
Town or city Pandalam
Country India
Coordinates 9°19′N 76°44′E / 9.32°N 76.73°E / 9.32; 76.73
Affiliation Pandalam dynasty
Technical details
Material wood, bamboo, mud, stone
Design and construction
Developer Pandalam rajas

Pandalam palace (Malayalam: പന്തളം കൊട്ടാരം) is the permanent home for the royal family of Pandalam.[1] It's situated on the banks of river Achankovil. Although most of the original buildings have vanished by flood and fires, a few still remain which could be witnessed in the area among the newly constructed buildings.

There are two palace complexes at present. The first one is Valiyakoikkal Temple and the other one is Kaipuzha Temple. Valiya koikkal temple is situated on the left bank of Achankovil river and the Kaipuzha temple is situated about one kilometer away from the first on the right bank.

It's believed that the Pandalam Kingdom was established around c.79 (903 AD) by the Pandalam royal family who are believed to be the descendents of Pandiya kings of Madurai.[citation needed] The royal family of Pandalam belongs to the Bhargava gotra.[citation needed] Territories of the kingdom extended to over 1,000 square miles (2,600 km2) consisting of mountain ranges and forests.[citation needed]

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