Sri Padmanabha swamy temple - Tiruvananthapuram

“Shanthakaaram Bhujaga Shayanam Padmanabham Suresam
Viswadharam Gagana Sadrisham Meghavarnam Shubhangam
Lekshmikaantham Kamalanayanam Yogibhir dhyana gamyam
Vande Vishnum Bhava bhayaharam Sarva Lokaika Nadham”

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is one of the most famous Lord Vishnu Temples in Kerala, South India. Also known as Sree Ananda Padmanabhaswamy Temple, this Mahavishnu Temple is located inside East Fort, in Thiruvananthapuram - the capital city of Kerala, India. Lord Vishnu is enshrined here in the Anananthasayanam posture (in eternal sleep of yognidra), lying on Sri Anantha, the hooded snake. This is one of the oldest temples in kerala that is not under the rule of the Devaswom board. The temple has very ancient architecture and it has stood testimony to the times.

Importance of the Idol
The idol of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is made up of 12008 salagramams that compose the reclining lord. They are special because they are from Nepal, from the banks of river Gandhaki and they were brought to the temple with all pomp and gaiety on elephant top. On top of them "Katusarkara Yogam", Navaratnams, a special Ayurvedic mix, was used to give a plaster. Followers believe that the Lord has personally come in disguise and had saved many times the Travancore Kingdom from the clutches of enemies.

Secret Underground Chambers of Temple 

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is now the  Richest temple in the World which has made India proud for ever. The gold treasures which were hidden inside the cellars below the main deity of Padmanabhaswamy was examined based on order.

Around 90,000 crore worth treasure (Nidhi) has been found in the secret cellars of the famous Kerala Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu - Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram). The 7 member paper appointed by the Supreme Court of India, has been preparing the list of valuable found in the cellars of Sri Padmanabhaswami Temple. The temple has 6 Secret Cellars (Nilavara – a place to keep assets safe) from Cellar A to Cellar F. Opening of each of these chambers is revealing a virtual treasure trove with precious diamonds, golden ornaments, emeralds, jewelleries, rare antique silver and brass platters and golden idols. An estimation of above 90,000 crore treasure was valued at the completion of the 6th day of valuing the assets of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. 

Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple is estimated to have Treasures including Gold, Silver, Diamonds, Emeralds, Jewelry, Innumerable Gold items which have a total value of more than  Rs. 1,00,000 Crores. Video Report about the Padmanabhaswamy Temple Gold Treasure (Swarna Nidhi) which was Estimated to be over 1 Lakh Crores

Padmanabhaswamy Temple Story

Padmanabhaswamy temple is related to many different legends and stories. This temple is considered very sacred and holy by Lord Vishnu’s devotees. It is believed that Lord Vishnu’s idol was found in this place and later this temple was built here. Padmanabhaswamy temple is one of the most important temples devoted to Lord Vishnu.

A huge idol of Lord Vishnu is placed in the centre of the temple. Devotees from all around the world visit this temple to see this idol of Lord Vishnu. In this idol, Lord Vishnu can be seen in a state of sleep on Sheshnaag. It is believed that Thiruvananthapuram has been named after Lord Vishnu’s Naag named Anant. Lord Vishnu’s resting state is known as Padmanabham in this place and Lord Vishnu as Padmanabhamswamy.

Padmanabha swamy Temple Importance

The importance of this temple is also a result of its purity and religious essence. Various pujas are offered throughout the day in this temple and the atmosphere is always attractive, spiritual and peaceful. A golden pillar is also present in this temple that enhances its beauty. Beautiful engravings can be seen on the other pillars in this temple which enhance its beauty and magnificence.

Special rules have to be followed to enter the temple. Men have to wear dhotis and women have to wear saree in order to enter Padmanabhaswamy temple. Only Hindus can enter this temple. Two festivals are celebrated in this temple every year. One of them is celebrated in the months of March and April. The other one is celebrated in the months of October and November. A huge crowd can be seen in the Padmanabhaswamy temple during the celebrations of these festivals. Devotees visit this temple and ask for Lord Vishnu’s blessings.