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  Padmanabha Swamy Temple
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Padmanabha Swamy Temple is situated in the heart of trivandrum inside the Fort area. Renovated in 1733 AD by the then ruler of Travancore, Raja Marthanda Varma, the temple is a must see for any tourist visiting Trivandrum. Adjacent to the temple entrance is a large pond. The temple is large, with inumerous pillars with carvings in the dravidian style. But the main attraction is the 18 ft idol of Vishnu, in the "anantashayanam" (Sleeping Posture of Lord Vishnu). The idol can be seen through 3 doors. The temple is crowded during the festive seasons and tourists should be extra cautious of the local vendors.
You have to wear a traditional dhoti (men) or Sari (Women) to enter the temple, trousers, shirts etc is not allowed.

Address: East Fort

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  • Updated Jan 2, 2007
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