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SREE PADMANABHASWAMY TEMPLE

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TEMPLES I N TRI VANDRUM  Tr i vandr um t he coas t al capi t al ci t y of Ker al a of f er s you gr eat hi s t or i cal ar t and ar chi t ect ur al beaut y.  The Sr ee Padmanabhas wamy t empl e l ocat ed i n t he hear t of t he ci t y wi t hi n t he Eas t For t ar ea i s one s uch exampl e.  I t i s t he r i ches t t empl e i n t he wor l d wi t h a weal t h of ar ound 1 t r i l l i on.

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TEMPLES I N TRI VANDRUM  I t s ar chi t ect ur al des i gn i s an i nt r i cat e f us i on of t he Ker al a and Dr avi di an s t yl es of t empl e bui l di ng.  The or i gi ns of t hi s t empl e ar e l i t er al l y unt r aceabl e as t her e ar e no hi s t or i cal document s avai l abl e t o dat e i t s ant i qui t y.   Ther e ar e s ome s chol ar s and hi s t or i ans t hat pl ace t he t i mi ng t o ar ound 5000 BC on t he fir s t day of Kal i Yuga.

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TEMPLES I N TRI VANDRUM  The cur r ent s t r uct ur e of t he t empl e has been added t o over t he cent ur i es wi t h t he t ower i ng Gopur am gat eway havi ng been added i n t he 16t h cent ur y.  The t empl e has ni ne gat eways wi t h t hr ee ent r ances have doubl e- s t or i ed ‘ Padi ppur as ’ bui l t i n t he t ypi cal Ker al a s t yl e.   The mai n Gopur am on t he eas t er n s i de can be s een f r om f ar and wi de and i s 7- s t or i ed hi gh and bui l t i n t he t ypi cal Dr avi di an s t yl e.

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TEMPLES I N TRI VANDRUM  The t empl e i s a magni ficent edi fice of ar chi t ect ur al beaut y t hat wor ked i nt o s t one and br onze and al s o i ncl udes anci ent mur al pai nt i ngs and wooden car vi ngs .  The pr es i di ng dei t y her e i s Lor d Vi s hnu r ecl i ni ng on ‘ Anant ha’ a hooded s er pent .  I t i s an 18- f eet l ong i dol cover ed i n 36kg of gol d pl at i ng.

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TEMPLES I N TRI VANDRUM  Some i nt er es t i ng pl aces t o s ee i ncl ude t he ‘ Bal i Peeda Mandapam’ and ‘ Mukha Mandapam’ hal l s wi t h beaut i f ul s cul pt ur es of var i ous dei t i es .  The ‘ Navagr aha Mandapam’ has a cei l i ng depi ct i ng t he heavenl y bodi es .  Ther e i s al s o a cor r i dor wi t h 365 exqui s i t el y car ved gr ani t e pi l l ar s ext endi ng f r om t he eas t er n ent r ance.

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