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Sri Padmanabhaswami Temple in Thiruvananthapuram Kerala India-Among one of India's Reachest Tempes

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Location : Thiruvananthapuram city Kerala
Renovated  in  :1733 AD.
Renovated By : Raja Marthanda Varma.
Dedicated to :  Lord Vishnu
Photography and Mobile : Not Allowed
Phone: 0091- 471 -2450233,2466830 
Entry Wear in Dress: Men – Dhoti. Women – Saree and Blouse.
Visiting Time : 1 Hourse
Coordinates:9°27'6"N   76°32'0"E   
Festivals: Murajapam, Lakshadeepam, Bhadradeepam, Alpasi uthsavam, Painkuni uthsavam.
Nearest Airport :Thiruvananthapuram
Nearest Railway Station : Thiruvananthapuram
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More Information about Sri Padmanabhaswami Temple

Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple is a famous pilgrimage centre and is one of the major attractions in Thiruvananthapuram city. There are innumerable pillars, intricate carvings and mural paintings of natural pigments. The temple is dedicated to Vishnu who reclines on the sacred serpent Anantha.

Sree Anantha Padmanabhaswamy Temple is one of the 108 holi places of Lord Vishnu. The capital city of Kerala – Thiruvananthapuram is named after the Lord in this temple. The word Thiruvananthapuram literally means “The land of Sree Anantha Padmanabhaswamy. Followers believe that the Lord has personally come in disguise and had saved many times the Travancore Kingdom from the clutches of enemies. Recently sri padmanabhaswamy temple was in news for the discovery of hidden treasure worth billions of dollars which also underlined it as a must visit while on a Kanyakumari Tour Package or while visiting tourist places in Trivandrum.

Golden idol of Mahavishnu worth Rs. 500 Crores 

The main treasure found on the 6th day was a one foot (12 angulams) height golden idol of Lord Mahavishnu and a 30 kg golden ‘anki’. This golden idol of Lord Vishnu is believed to be the replica of the ‘utsava vigraham' used in the temple. The golden idol of Padmanabhaswamy studded with more than 1000 previous stones is valued to around Rs. 500 Crores. Another golden idol of Lord Sree Krishna was also found which weighs around 5 kg.

Golden Coins, Ornaments, and Human figurine 

Several golden coins were also unearthed yesterday which are believed to be issued during the reign of Krishnadeva Rayar in the 16th century AD. Numerous golden ornaments which were used to adorn the main deity were also found in the Vault marked A. Ornaments studded with emeralds were also found on Saturday. Numerous golden human figurine weighing 1 kg, golden bangles, golden rope, are other interesting treasure found in the Vishnu Temple.
Golden Coconut Shells
Another interesting finding was two coconut shells made of pure gold. One of this golden coconut shell was students with rare antique stones including emeralds and rubies. Cellar B is the remaining one secret vault which is yet to be inventoried. It is said that this cellar haven’t been opened for more than 100 years.

History of Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Located in the heart of Trivandrum is the famed Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Run by a trust headed by the erstwhile royal family of Travancore, this temple is one of the 108 holy abodes of Lord Vishnu. Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple has lent its name to the city - ‘Thiru’ ‘Anantha’ ‘Puram’ meaning Sacred Abode of Lord Anantha Padmanabha.

The main attraction here is the deity of Padmanabhaswamy, which is enshrined in a reclining posture on a serpant called Anantha. The main deity of Lord Vishnu has his consorts Sridevi (Goddess of prosperity) & Bhudevi (Goddess of Earth) by his side.

Made of 12,000 Saligramams taken from the sacred waters of the Gandaki River in Nepal, the idol is covered with "Katusarkara yogam" - which is a special ayurvedic mix, which hardens to form a plaster, hence keeping the deity clean.

In the recent times the temple has risen to fame for its assets belonging to Lord Padmanabhaswamy, which have been valued at a whopping 90,000 crores. The treasure has been locked away in the six secret cellars named Cellar A to F. The glittering treasure trove has revealed precious diamonds, gold, emeralds, antique silver, brass & gold idols. Some of the interesting finds have been two golden coconut shells made out of pure gold & studded with precious stones like emeralds & rubies. 

Of all the cellars, Cellar B remains under lock & key, as it is believed by experts that if anyone who opened the vault, one of his family members may die due to a snake bite or consumption of poison.

Once in 6 years a 56 day long Murajapam is performed.

Note: Only Hindus are permitted inside the temple.

Darshan timing of Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple Morning and Evening

03:30 AM to 04:45 AM
06:30 AM to 07:00 AM
8.30 AM to 10:00 AM
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
11:45 AM to 12:00 PM
05:00 PM to 06:15 PM
06:45 PM to 07:20 PM

Note: The temple worship timings are subject to change during festival occasion.

Dress codes (to be strictly followed)

Women are allowed inside the temple in a long ankle length skirt (safest choice would be – sarees, full sleeved top). Men (on a contrary) require shedding their shirts before entering the temple. Mundu are available on loan for men while sarees aren’t available on loan for women.

Nearest Hotels of  Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Samrat Hotel
Thakaraparambu Road, Trivandrum
0.8 km from Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple Trivandrum

Highland Hotel
Manjalikulam Road , Thampanoor, Trivandrum
1.4 km from Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple Trivandrum

Saj Lucia 3.0 Star Hotel
East Fort, Trivandrum
0.4 km from Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple Trivandrum

Hotel Asliyya Grande
Navaikulam, Trivandrum
0.7 km from Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple Trivandrum

Uday Suites 3.5 Star Hotel
T.C. 34/757/3, Watts Lane Beach , Shangumugham, Trivandrum
1.3 km from Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple Trivandrum

Hotel Fort View
Pazhavangadi, Trivandrum
1.0 km from Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple Trivandrum

Mannil Regency
Near Stadium College Road, Pathanamthitta
1.3 km from Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple Trivandrum

Hotel Highland Park
Manjalikulam Road , Thampanoor, Trivandrum
1.4 km from Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple Trivandrum

Nearest Restaurants of   Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Aiswarya Hotel Restaurant
TC 28/1706, Pazhavangadi Thakaraparambu Road Opposite Capstocks, Thakaraparambu
0.7 km from Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple Thiruvananthapuram

Villa Maya
Airport Road, Trivandrum Vallakadavu
0.1 km from Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple Thiruvananthapuram

Rajila Hotel Restaurant
Tc 35/648, Pd Nagar, Vallakkadavu Po
0.7 km from Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple Thiruvananthapuram

Venkadesa Bhavan
37/1848(2), West Nada Pazhavangadi
0.5 km from Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple Thiruvananthapuram

Arya Nivas Hotel
M G RoadThampanoor, Thiruvananthapuram Opposite Kairali-Sree-Nila Theatre
1.4 km from Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple Thiruvananthapuram

Ariya Niwas
Aristo Junction, Manorama Road Thampanoor
1.8 km from Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple Thiruvananthapuram

How to Reach Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple

By Air: Trivandrum international airport has regular flights in and out from the city.

By Rail: Nearest railhead is Trivandrum railway station just a short distance from the temple.

By Road: Thrivandrum being the capital of Kerala, a well laid out network of roads connects the shrine with all nearby cities and towns.

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