Padmanabhaswamy Temple


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    • Recently, the Supreme Court extended the time for completion of the special audit of 25 years of accounts of Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple and its trusts to August 31, 2022.

    About Padmanabhaswamy temple

    • The origin of the Temple of Sree Padmanabhaswamy is lost in antiquity. 
      • Some Historians say the temple dates back to the 8th century but the present structure was built in the 18th century by the then Travancore Maharaja Marthanda Varma..
    • It is the only major temple structure in Kerala that represents an amalgamation of the Dravidian style of architecture and the indigenous features of the architecture of Kerala.
    •  It is one of the most famous Vaishnava Shrines of South India and is one of the few temples where Lord Vishnu is represented in the reclining form lying on Adishesha and Brahma the creator, seated on a lotus that stems from the navel of Lord Vishnu. 
    • Features 
      • The Gopuram or the gateway of this temple is very similar to the temples of Dravidian style mostly found in Tamil Nadu. 
        • No other major temple in Kerala has a Gopuram of such an elaborate nature.