The mural paintings of Kerala that adorn temples and palaces are visual poems of the heroic deeds of Hindu gods and goddesses in bright colors. Unique in aesthetic composition and techniques, these murals reveal the skill and perfection of the artists of ancient times. Some of these paintings date back to the 8th century. Now-a-days, expert artists have transferred these exquisite works on to paper and canvas. Specimens of these mural paintings are available in select places across the State.