Kanthallur Vihara is more than 1000 years old and is one of the oldest universities in the country, which is also called Nalanda of South. At present, it is situated in the form of Valiyasala city. It was built in 852 AD on 500 acres of land, which has a temple of Shiva, whose remains are still visible today.
Kanthallur Vihara was a very old center of education, used to teach 64 subjects like Vedas, Mantra, Astrology, Science, Dance, Drama, Music, and Martial Arts. Kanthalur school was known all over the world for the quality of its education, due to which students from all over the world used to come here to take education.
The Archives and Archaeological Departments of Kerala have taken steps to protect this Indian heritage, which is very beautiful so that people will try to know this history even further. A documentary named ‘Ennittum Kanthalloor’ has been made which highlights its history.