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Padmanabha Swamy Temple

April 19, 2011

This temple of the religious heritage is at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The presiding deity Mahavishnu lying on the serpent Anantha (Ananthasayanam). Figure complete Ananthasayanam can be seen through three doors in front of garbhagriha. The seven-storey tower (Gopuram) built in architecture Dravidan is 100 meters high. The top of this tower is adorned with seven golden domes. Illustrations mythology are carved on the tower. There is a pool in front of this temple for the rituals. Stores that sell flowers and ritual objects can be seen lined up on both sides of the path to the entrance. Carved wooden beams and pillars inside the temple show the ornamental architectural skill of the builders. A huge, unique carved stone placed in front of the sanctuary (ottakkalmandapam) is a particular attraction of this temple.

Thiruvananthapuram's most interesting is the temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple is a blend of Kerala and Dravidian style of architecture. This is an example of good architecture in South India, with an impressive seven-story gopuram (the tower). In Flagstaff stand encased in gold in huge courtyard.It is known for its murals and sculptures. In the main courtyard, the Mandapam Kulashekara, there is some intricate granite sculpture and nearly 400 are the pillars of support for the corridors of the temple. Only Hindus are allowed inside the temple and they have rules of clothing. Even the Hindu male, must enter the temple wearing only white dhoti.

Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Trivandrum is an architectural wonder and a magnificent temple that is sure to dazzle. Located in the heart of the city, the massive structure is a staggering 100 feet in height"Gopuram ", the tower of the main temple. Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple of Kerala, is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, one of the deities of the Hindu trinity of Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu. The idol of the deity massive measures 18 feet in length and is covered with gold and other precious stones.

The idol is seen through three different gates. The head and torso is visible through the opening of the first. The belly and the hands are visible through the second door and the feet are visible through the third door. The idol of mass is seen leaning on the grace of the Lord Serpent Anantha. The temple is beautifully done with an amalgam of Hindu architecture and Kerala. The temple is spread over a large area and is an important worship of Hindus in Kerala. The temple is very rigid and allows entry only to Hindus.

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