Location : Aranmula, 16 km from Pathanamthitta,the district headquarters.
Attractions : A unique institution for ancient Indian architecture
and mural paintings
The Vasthuvidya Gurukulam, a school constituted
by the state Cultural Department is situated at Aranmula, 16 km
away from Pathanamthitta town. The main objective of the gurukulam
is the preservation and promotion of vasthuvidya and mural paintings.
It also aims at the renovation and conservation of traditional buildings
and mural paintings.
Vasthuvidya is the ancient science of Indian architecture which
is a pure and ethnic expression of Indian socio-cultural heritage.
The gurukulam conducts a one year Post Graduate Diploma Programme
in vasthuvidya, in addition to a four month training course in the
application of the principles and practices of vasthuvidya for the
craftsmen engaged in the construction industry. The gurukulam has
a consultancy wing for designs and constructions based on the principles
Nearest railway station: Chengannur, about 10 km.
Nearest aiport : Thiruvananthapuram, about 119 km from Pathanamthitta