ANANTHA PADMANABHA SWAMI TEMPLE

Anantha pathmanabha temple is located At a distance of about 2 kms from Trivandrum Central Railway Station, Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, located in the Fort Area.The temple is one of the 108 Divyadesams of Lord Vishnu.The main deity is seen in reclining position over the serpent Anantha or Adi Sesha.Temple depicts a blend of Kerala and Dravidian styles of architecture.The temple, known for the Mural paintings and stone carvings is one among the 108 temples dedicated to Vishnu in India. A magnificent array of gods, goddesses, nymphs, sprites and demons adorn the seven-storey 'gopuram' that forms the temple tower.Outside the temple courtyard, there is a medley of shops that sell souvenirs, handicrafts, woodcarvings and handiwork of sandal. One can witness the craftsmen do their work right from carving the wood to polishing.In the October/November months of every year, there is held the Navarathri Festival of musical concerts at the Navarathri Mandapam, adjacent to the main building of the temple.Only Hindus are allowed inside and dress regulations are strictly followed.

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