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Aranmula Kottaram or palace is an old structure built more than 200 years ago. Its history is vague and details are not available. Also known as Aranmula Vadakke Kottaram, it is a simple palace building without any embellished building in contract to those palaces in Karnataka, Rajasthan and other places. It is neither a palatial structure nor artistically designed building on a huge plot with garden, etc. However, one can spot grandeur in its simplicity and down to earth look.It is entirely made of fine wood and is amazing to look at it in the interior parts. It is mentioned that this palace is a major halting place for the annual holy procession from Pandalam known as "Thiruvabharana khosa yatra" It was right here that the 'Thiru Abharanam'(ornaments) of Lord Ayyappa at Sabarimala, were originally kept.
This compact and humble palace is close to the holy Pampa river and right across the famous Parthasarathy temple. This palace exemplifies the Kerala type of architectural form Nalukettu which is based on Thachu (carpentry) Sastra, or the Science of Carpentry and Traditional Vasthu Sastra that defines the plan of the palace..