Namaskara Mandapam is an integral part of the temple architecture. It is the place where the priests and Brahmins
sit and recite the hymns, mantras
and slokas. The priest prostrates in this mandapam before entering the shrikovil
to perform puja
and other rituals. The Namaskara Mandapam is generally square shaped, with pillars supporting the roof. It is built right at the center of the Chuttambalam
in front of the shrikovil. Devotees are not allowed to enter the mandapam.