Geographically, however, the strip of 579 km. Long land of Kerala appears to have been formed by the
annual silt brought by the rivers from the Western Ghats and the association of Parashurama may be a racial memory of the reclamation of the land from the sea. All the same several of the temples in Kerala are associated with the legendary Parashurama.
Whatever the popular belief, "Kerala" to quote Sarkar "is a land of temples as it is a land of hills, back-waters and spices." Behind its (temple's) simple veil is hidden a form rich in vision and design.
The temples of Kerala do not inspire awe as their counterparts in neighboring states. They seem like the abodes of gods and of goddesses you have long known and who are as much a part of your life as humans. Also the deities are whether or not you are an astika, part of the very air you breathe. They beckon to you like a loving mother or father and you soon realize you cannot do without them.