Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple

Dedicated to God Vishnu, the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple is a famous Hindu temple located in the city of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala state, South India. The shrine is currently run by a trust headed by the royal family of Travancore. The history of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple dates back to 8th Century. The abundantly carved seven story mandapam are a fine example of South India sculpture. The deity is portrayed in a reclining position resting on the holy serpent Anantha. Richest Temple in the World In June 2011, Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple became well known across the globe when news of gold ornaments and jewels said to be worth over 26 billion dollars were discovered in the temples secret chambers vaults in cellars under the temple. It is currently said to be one of the richest temples in the world. The idol of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is made up of 12008 Saligrama stones that compose the reclining lord. Saligrama stone is said to be found only at Gandaki River in Nepal. Temple Festivals

Lakshadeepam Festival:

Lakshadeepam Festival is one of the most popular festivals of the temple. This is a unique festival where a hundred thousand lamps are lit to decorate the temple. This festival is held once every 6 years, Prior to the Lakshadeepam festival day recitation of three Vedas and chanting of prayers are done for 56 days. On the festival day, oil lamps are lit in and around the temple buildings. The previous Lakshadeepam festival is to be held on January 2014.

Navratri Festival

The Navratri festival is held every year during the months of September/October. It is celebrated for nine days. As part of this festival a processional bringing of the sacred idols of Saraswathi, Durga and Murukan to the Kuthira Malika palace is done. Kuthira Malika palace is situated in front of the Padmanabha temple.

How to get there

Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple is located in Trivandrum city at a place called East Fort in Thiruvananthapuram. From Trivandrum Airport visitors have the option to travel by a Local Bus, Auto or Taxi to East Fort. From here you can very easily walk to the temple. Those coming by Train should get off at the Central Railway Station in Thampanoor, Trivandrum. The temple is only one kilometer from the station. Various modes of transportation are available. Auto rickshaw is recommended. 
lakshadeepam festival lights
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Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple Dedicated to God Vishnu, the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple is a famous Hindu temple located in the city of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala state, South India. The shrine is currently run by a trust headed by the royal family of Travancore. The history of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple dates back to 8th Century. The abundantly carved seven story mandapam are a fine example of South India sculpture. The deity is portrayed in a reclining position resting on the holy serpent Anantha. Richest Temple in the World In June 2011, Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple became well known across the globe when news of gold ornaments and jewels said to be worth over 26 billion dollars were discovered in the temples secret chambers vaults in cellars under the temple. It is currently said to be one of the richest temples in the world. The idol of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is made up of 12008 Saligrama stones that compose the reclining lord. Saligrama stone is said to be found only at Gandaki River in Nepal. Temple Festivals

Lakshadeepam Festival:

Lakshadeepam Festival is one of the most popular festivals of the temple. This is a unique festival where a hundred thousand lamps are lit to decorate the temple. This festival is held once every 6 years, Prior to the Lakshadeepam festival day recitation of three Vedas and chanting of prayers are done for 56 days. On the festival day, oil lamps are lit in and around the temple buildings. The previous Lakshadeepam festival is to be held on January 2014.

Navratri Festival

The Navratri festival is held every year during the months of September/October. It is celebrated for nine days. As part of this festival a processional bringing of the sacred idols of Saraswathi, Durga and Murukan to the Kuthira Malika palace is done. Kuthira Malika palace is situated in front of the Padmanabha temple.

How to get there

Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple is located in Trivandrum city at a place called East Fort in Thiruvananthapuram. From Trivandrum Airport visitors have the option to travel by a Local Bus, Auto or Taxi to East Fort. From here you can very easily walk to the temple. Those coming by Train should get off at the Central Railway Station in Thampanoor, Trivandrum. The temple is only one kilometer from the station. Various modes of transportation are available. Auto rickshaw is recommended. 
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