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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram

One of the most ancient and most revered temples of South India, has the main diety as Lord Ananthanpadmanabhan Swamy in a reclining pose. Lord is viewed in 3 doorways. One doorway which shows the upper part of the Lord. 2nd shows the Mid Section with Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Brahma alongside and the 3rd the lower portion or foot which is called "Paadai Sevai".

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Kerala, India
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76.9430434°N, 8.4827779°E
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Overall Rating:4.6

  '4' out of 5
"living close to this temple, i can surely say that this temple has deteriorrated in visitor friendliness from before (i.e. before finding it was the richiest). This has in no way reduced the religious glory of the bi-yearly function of sheeveeli, aaratu ,or the vetai. a must visit if you have half a day in trivandrum"
  '5' out of 5
"Sacred...loved it,the only problem i had is DHOTI,we have to remove out pants,shirts,upper inner wear and wear only dhoti...awesommm :) there are cloak room outside to keep your belongings,you caneven purchase dhoti and other offerings. Take a ARCHANA ticket :) its your choice. Be careful inside the temple, do not ring the bells,as BHAGWAAN VISHNU is sleeping,it may disturb him. Buy prasad (available inside the temple premises),it will come packed in cans,so that you can keep it for longer time. Have faith,you will come smilng...its very very beautiful. ॐ"
  '5' out of 5
"Sree padmanabhaswamy temple is one of the richest and famous god's temple with a preplanned architecture inside.temple is most beautiful with a traditional dress code white panchi and the temple is highly secured with the black commanders. I went their its one of my favourite place in Kerala"
  '4' out of 5
"Maybe the world's richest temple!!! (still treasures are unaccounted for). The temple is built for Lord Vishnu who is depicted in the "anantha shayanam" form. Interestingly, till near the turn if this century, the idol was believed to be made of stone. Some sort of renovation work led to the unearthing of gold idol which was covered in sand powder to prevent the looting of temple treasures by the British empire. The temple has a big pond in front of it, where bathing was allowed (I'm not sure of it now). Also, men will have to enter wearing only traditional clothes like mundu. Handbags were not allowed when this reviewer visited the shrine. One of the most unfavourable system in place, as observed by me, was the presence of no shops to lend the mundu. Earlier, during my childhood, I remember the devasom running a shop which took care if the necessities of a devotee. The last time I went, no such facilities were available. You will have to buy the mundu, even though you are going to use it for once, from any of the numerous shops around. Also, while you are visiting it, don't forget to catch a glimpse of the famous "methan mani", a click which has two giats striking the head of a man from either side on completion of every hour. Kuthira malika is also a place that shouldn't be missed. It's near the Methan Mani. Happy exploring... "
  '5' out of 5
"lord vishnu is our ista dev hai."

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