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TEMPLES IN KERALA
* 9 Sep 2021
Sabarimala Ayyappa temple
* 31 Jul 2021
Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
- Considered one of the richest temples in the world, it is dedicated to
Lord Vishnu in the anantha sayana pose, reclining on Adisesha and is
one of the 108 Divya Desams.
- A blend of Dravidian and Kerala styles of architecture, the temple
history dates back to the 8th century. Originally made of wood,
the granite structure was constructed / renovated by Maharaja Marthanda
Varma (the architect of modern Travancore) in the 18th century. The temple boasts of some
beautiful stone and bronze sculptures, idols and beautiful murals.
- The idol is considered to be made of 12008 salagramams, brought from the banks of river Gandhaki, Nepal
- Darshan of the main idol, about 18 ft long is had in sections through 3 doors.
Source: keralatourism.org ; All about Padmanabhaswamy Temple, its treasures and the royal family that will control it, theprint.in, 14 July, 2020
* Jul 2021
Koodalmanikyam Temple in Irinjalakuda, Kerala is dedicated to the
worship of Bharata (Lord Sangameshwara). The temple is one of four in
Kerala that form a set called Nalambalam, with each temple dedicated to
one of the four brothers in the Ramayana epic: Rama, Bharata, Lakshmana