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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is located inside of The East Fort in Thiruvananthapuram in the capital city of Kerela. The mesmerizing temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple is a blend of the Kerala and Dravidian styles of ancient architecture. It is the world’s richest Hindu Temple. The History of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple goes back to the 8th century. It is one of the 108 sacred Vishnu temples in India. Divya Desams are the holiest temples of Lord Vishnu that are mentioned in the works of the Tamil saints.
The fusion of the Kerala style and the Dravidian (Kovil) style can be found in many nearby temples. One essential thing about this type of ancient design is its high walls. The main sculpture of the god of the temple is an 18-feet-long idol. The astonishing construction of this beautiful temple is done with precision in stone and bronze with beautiful murals and paintings making these walls beautiful. The broad corridor of the temple extends from the eastern side and have 365 and one-quarter of granite stone pillars marvelously carved with ornate designs.
In the temple, Sri Padmanabha seated gloriously on the serpent Anantha, which has five hoods facing inwards forming an umbrella over the God's head, signifying contemplation.
This is known as the 'Anantha-Sayanam' posture, the posture of eternal sleep, on the serpent. The idol rests its right hand over a Shiva Lingam while surrounded by the great goddesses - Sridevi; the Goddess of Prosperity; The Goddess of Earth. Lord Brahma emerges from the idol's naval on a lotus.
The capital of Kerala Thiruvananthapuram takes its name from the God of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, who is also known as Anantha (one who reclines on the Serpent Anantha). The word 'Thiruvananthapuram' means - the Land of Sree Anantha Padmanabhaswamy.
Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.