A "Karanth Smaraka Bhavan" in memory of Jnanpith Award-Winner Kota Shivaram Karanth .The bhavan is in the village where Karanth was born (Kota village comes under Kotathattu Gram Panchayat). It is the initiative of the Kotathattu Gram Panchayat.
It comprises a "Ranga Mandira" (theatre), a library, a "Bal Bhavan" and "Karanth Kola" (pond)."Ranga Mandira" was conceived as an open air theatre. Main attraction of the bhavan is "Karanth Kola", In the midst of the pond, a life-size bronze statue of Karanth is installed.The walls of the bhavan have paintings and the compound walls have embossed engravings done.