All the five Parayil Tharakan heritage homes existing to day, are east facing. I suppose that this has something to do with vasthu. For old houses, every calculation was based on this system. It was, and still is, believed that any mistake in the calculations could bring dire consequences to the building and the people who dwell in it.
Given below are two pictures of Thekkanattu Parayil seen from the west:
© Thekkanattu Parayil
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Lions that guard Thekkanattu Parayil