The Vadakunnathan Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is decorated with murals. the town is found twelve miles (19 km) landlocked from the Arabian Sea. A town of the many faiths, Thrissur is home to a number of the oldest churches and churches within the country. The region around Thrissur is found on the dry land excluding the southeast, wherever the Western Ghats overlook the mountains. The district lies between 10 ° -10-46 'North latitude and 75 degrees 55' East longitude. The Parambikulam, Sholayar, Karapara and Anakayam rivers are tributaries of the Chalakudy river. The average daily temperature in March and April is 31 degrees to 32 degrees Celsius in the hottest months, 36 degrees C in the interior and 37 degrees in the interior. Here summer rice ('call' paddy fields) is grown. Km. Teak wood, rosewood, eucalyptus, dark, softwood and bamboo are the main forest products. During the medieval period, the region flourished in culture and became the host of various communities, including Jews, Muslims and Christians. The Samorins of Calicut emerged as the ruler of the region and occupied Thrissur until the arrival of the Portuguese. .