The Vadakkumnathan Temple is believed to be built by Parashurama, around 1000 years ago. It is said that the ghee offered here for hundreds of years doesn't melt or have any foul smell even during the summer season. So, a lot of people visit this miraculous temple to seek blessings of Lord Shiva and to spend their holidays in a completely peaceful manner. The Thrissur town gets its name after this majestic temple and it literally means the "Lord Shiva.