Rama Varma II otherwise called Midhuna masathil theepeta thampuran ( As there were succesive Rama Varmas most were known by this addition in thier title which told which month they passed away )who ruled between 1864 and 1888 built the Puthen bungalow as his palace ,
this was well before the Hill palace was built .
One of the main deities along with Sree Poornathrayeesa is the Palliyarakaavil Bhagavathy idol similar to the one in the temple in Mattancherry Dutch palace given as a gift by the Dutch colonizers to the Cochin Maharajah ,
It was added here as the Maharajah found it difficult to go to Mattacnherry for praying .
the old timers say it was a glorious and beautiful place ,
the temple photos are my own