Padmanabhaswami Temple in Kerala


Kerala is blessed with a good number of temples. We are now going to see the details of Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram. This temple is constructed under the style of Dravidian architecture. High walls and Gopuram build according to 16th century depicts the historic Dravidian style architecture.

Padmanabhaswamy temple


Kerala is blessed with a good number of temples. We are now going to see the details of Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram. This temple is constructed under the style of Dravidian architecture. High walls and Gopuram build according to 16th century depicts the historic Dravidian style architecture.

Ananthapura temple in Kasargod is considered as the moolasthanam of Sri Padmanabha swamy temple. Also, this temple is one among the richest Hindu temples in world. Main deity of temple is Lord Maha Vishnu in Anatha Sayanam posture. Here, Lord appears as though he is sleeping on the serpent Adisheshan.

Entry to temple is only given to those who follow Hindu faith. Also, devotees are advised to follow the strict dress code. When researched, you can find that many among the Hindu texts are describing the details of Lord Padmanabhaswamy temple.

Connection with Puranas


Some of the text books describing the details of deity of this temple include Matsya Purana, Skanda purana ans Padma purana. Apart from the above specified puranas, you can also see the details of Lord Padmanabhaswamy in Hindu Puranas like Vayu purana, Varaha purana and Bhagavat purana.

Also, this temple is written among the 108 principle Divya desams of Vaishnavism. As said earlier, the moolasthanam of temple is Ananthapuram temple in Kasargod district. This story is connected to sage Vilvamangalathu swamiyar, one among the devotees of Lord Vishnu.
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Story is considered to be like as follows. Little boy who was believed to be the Lord Vishnu disappeared after doing some mischievous activities. Sage chased away boy and reached Ananthankadu in Thiruvananthapuram. He saw the boy merging with Iluppa tree. Later the tree fell down and became Anantha Sayana Moorthi (Lord Vishnu sleeping in the celestial snake Anantha).

Appearance of deity


Lord assumed an extra ordinary large size with feet at Thrippadapuram, navel at Thiruvananthapuram and head at Thiruvallom. Sage requested Lord to shrink. Immediately Lord shrank and perceived the present size of deity in the temple. Sage prayed Padmanabha to be forgiven. Later swami offered rice kanji and uppumanga to Lord. Ananthankadu Nagaraja temple still persists in the north western region of Padmanabhaswamy temple.

Resting place or Samadhi place of swamiyar is now known as Vilwamangalam Sri Krishna Swami temple. Now let's see the details of deity in Ananatha Padmanabha swamy temple. Adi shesha, the serpent on which Lord is resting has five hoods facing inwards. Right hand of the Lord is placed over Shiva Linga. Also, you can see here Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess earth by the side of Lord Vishnu. Also, Brahma emerges from the navel of Lord.

In this temple, Lord is made from 12,000 saligramams. These saligramams are brought from the banks of Gandaki river in Nepal. Deity of temple is covered with Katusarkara yogam that keeps it clean. Lord Thiruvambadi is another important shrine present here. It has own namaskara mandapam, flagmast and balistones. Parthasarathi, the divine charioteer of Arjuna is worshipped here. Granite idol of Lord was brought from Gujarat. You can also see here the shrines of Rama, Sita, Lakshmana, Hanuman and Vishwaksena here.


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