Monday, April 18, 2011

Most important Temples in Thiruvananthapuram: Sree Padmanabhaswamy, Attukal Bhagawati, Sreekanteswaram, Karikkakom Sri Chamundi, Pazhavangadi Ganapathi, Mukkalkkal Sri Varaham Bhagawati, Sri Pazhanchira Devi, Venkatachalapathy Temple Trivandrum

There are numerous temples in Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala. Thiruvananthapuram, previously called as Trivandrum, is an ancient city with its tradition dating back to 1000 BC. ‘Thiruvananthapuram’ literally means the ‘City of Lord Anantha’. Anantha refers the serpent Shesha on whom Padmanabhan or Vishnu rests. The temple of Lord Vishnu reclining on Anantha, called the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, is the important landmark of the city. Below is the list of the most important Temples in Trivandrum.

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple Thiruvananthapuram

The ancient Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, is the most dominating feature of Thiruvananthapuram district. Constructed in the Dravidian style by a maharaja of Travancore in 1733, the temple faces the Padma Theertham Tank. The idol of the deity is 18 ft in length and is seen reclining on Sri Anantha, the hooded snake. Lord Padmanabhaswamy is viewed through three different doors. The head and torso is seen through the first opening, the midriff and hands through the second door and the feet are visible through the third door. More information in Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple website.

Hindu Temples in Trivandrum Kerala

Attukal Bhagawati Temple

Attukal Bhagavathy Temple is located at Attukal, about 2 km away from Trivandrum city. Attukal temple is a famous Trivandrum Temple, which is regarded as the ‘Sabarimala of Women’. According to traditions,
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