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Sri Anantha Padmanabhan temple

Moolavar : Anantha Padmanabhan
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : NA
Thala Virutcham : Hari Lakshmi
Theertham : Matsya, Padma and Varaha Theerthas
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : Thiruvananthapuram
District : Thiruvananthapuram
State : Kerala


   Saint Tirumangai Azhwar had sung the glory of Lord of the temple in his Mangala Sasanam hymns.


   Brahmmotsavam is celebrated in the temple in Panguni-March-April and again in Aipasi-October-November. Laksha Deepa (lighting one laksh lamps) takes place during the 41 day Murai Japa festival celebrated once in 12 years.

Temple's Speciality:

   This is one of the 108 Divya Desas of Lord Perumal. His idol (Tirumeni) is made of 12 thousand Salagrama stones measuring 12 feet long in reclining posture.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 4.15 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.


   Sri Anantha Padmanabhan Temple, Thiruvananthapuram-695 001, Kerala state.


   91-471-245 0233

General Information:

   Presiding deity Lord Anantha Padamanabha Swami blesses the devotees from the sanctum sanctorum under the Hemakoota Vimana-tower above the sanctum. Lord Yoga Narasimiha, Sri Anjaneya and Lord Krishna bless the devotees from the prakara, before the sanctum and behind the sanctum respectively. The butter applied on Sri Hanuman never melts even during scorching summer nor goes junk. Temples of Lord Lakshmi Varaha and Lord Srinivasa are on the southern side.


   Devotees pray for removal of obstacles in wedding matter, for child boon and for good education.

Thanks giving:

   Devotees perform Tirumanjanam to Perumal offering vastras.

Greatness Of Temple:

   The presiding deity made of Iluppai wood was destroyed by fire in the year 1686. The second and the present idol was made with 12,000 Salagrama stones of Vishnu importance with a mixture called Kadu Sarkarai Yoga. This is a very rare idol which we are worshipping now. The idol on the Adi Sesha is 18 feet long in a reclining posture, covered fully with gold.

Temple History:

   An ascetic Vilwamangalam Swamigal was performing pujas to Lord Narayana each day with flowers etc. A little boy was causing all troubles to Swamigal by scattering the puja materials and even urinating nearby. It is said that Lord played in the guise of the little boy to test the tolerance level of Swamigal. When his mischief reached a stage, Swamigal pushed the boy Unni Kannan-little boy in anger. Lord Kannan appeared before him and said that true bhakti and renunciation required total tolerance and that He so behaved to test him. He also told the Swamigal that if he desired to see him again, he (swamigal) had to come to Ananthan Kadu. Lord disappeared then.

Special Features:

   Miracle Based: This is one of the 108 Divya Desas of Lord Perumal. His idol (Tirumeni) is made of 12 thousand Salagrama stones measuring 12 feet long in reclining posture.

*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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