Thrissur : Fire ripped through several parts of Vilwardinatha Temple at Thiruvilwamala in the district, late Tuesday night.
Panic spread among devoteesand local residents as fire gutted several structures inside including the Chuttambalam of the temple.
Eight fire tenders arrived at the shrine from nearby Alathu and other stations and fire was brought under control in an hour’s time.
A burning lamp is suspected to have been the cause of fire.
There has been no casualty.
Lord Rama and Lakshmana are the main deities of this ancient temple.