Anantha Padmanabhaswamy temple is located in Thiruvananthapuram and is one of the must visit of Hindu Temples in India. The temple is dedicated to 18 feet high Lord Vishnu idol, that can be seen right when you enter through the three main doorways. The principal deity, Padmanabhaswamy, is enshrined in the "Anantha-sayanam" posture (in the eternal sleep of Yoga-nidra on the serpent Anantha).The unique pose of Lord Shiva idol has its right hand on Shiva linga (the first door), flanked by Goddess Lakshmi (through the second door), and Lord Bhrama is seen on lotus which emanates from the navel of Lord Vishnu through the third door.
1. Alpasi UtsavamAlpasi Utsavan, a major annual festival, takes place in the Padmanabhaswamy Temple located in Thiruvananthapuram. One of the only few temples dedicated to the Lord Vishnu where he is worshipped in the Ananta Shayanam position. (sleeping on the serpent Ananta with Brahma and a shivalinga)
Padmanabhswamy Temple : It is located in the East Fort. It is believed to be the world's richest temple. Also there are Kuthira Mallika palace of the royal family . ALso there is Maharaja swathi thirunal office.Perumathura and Muthalapozhi : Sleepy village near to Trivandrum. If you are fond of riding bike, this is a place you should ride to.
On day 3, we decided to head to Thiruvananthapuram city to explore the famous Padmanabhaswamy Temple. This is a temple of very high religious significance in India and thousands of tourists visit here to worship Lord Vishnu every year. There are other stops such as Napier Museum for people who are interested in exploring history and museums. For shopaholics, Thriuvananthapuram is the ultimate destination for traditional Kanjeevaram Silk sarees. Do pay a visit to Pothys and Jayalakshmi for a mind boggling variety of sarees. We were lucky to see an amazing Kathakali performance, giving us all the cultural feels!
This temple of worship of Vishnu could only be accessed by Hindus and that too when you have put a lungi.With riches worth around 20 billion dollars, the temple is the richest of the religious places in the world. These numbers don't include the largest of the lockers which has the most amount of jewels. It's worth more than 40 folds.