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Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple

B.33/2,Kabirnagar,Durgakund,Varanasi, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 091, India
9335078370
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Traveler Description: The Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple is veritably the heart of Thiruvananthapuram, an oasis of peace and quiet ensconsced in high walls with elaborate... more »
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Kottayam, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I have visited this temple a few times earlier too.Must say there has been huge difference in the approach and attitude of the temple guys post the treasure incident. Its become sort of business for most of the guys there. You get to watch the Lord closer if you pay Rs. 150 to 180 extra. The police and security shout... More

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The Padmanabhaswamy temple is one of the major attractions within Trivandrum city limits. The place is a must visit for all who are interested in history, monuments and heritage. The deity here is Mahavishnu in his lying pose. And the long vigraha is seen through three doors. Another major idol being Sri Narasimha Murthy. The footpaths within the temple, are... More

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kerala, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a sacred temple of the lord Vishnu in a lying posture. It has shot into fame with its rich haul of treasure which can make the entire Kerala live well. What is difficult is the approach of the employees at the sanctum sanctorum like Tirupathi who shout at people without regulating properly. Be careful with the dress for... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We visited Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Trivandrum as part of Trivandrum Day Tour. The statue of Hindu God Vishnu outside the temple is the standout. Overall: 5 Stars

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A must seen place if you are travelling to Trivandrum. But couple of things to be known before you plan. 1. Only Hindus are allowed inside, but they are anyway not going to verify whether you are a hindu or not, unless you are evident from the looks or dressing or symbols. 2. Only dhothi is allowed for gents inside... More

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Cuttack, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The temple is pretty old but well maintained. When you enter the temple keep the following things in mind: 1. Gents need to wrap a Dhoti/Towel around your waist. and they need to go bear chest inside the temple. Jeans / trousers not allowed. There are shops near the temple that sell Dhotis for as low as Rs. 100 or... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

My mother and I had been to this temple last year like we do almost every summer. The architecture of the temple is beautiful and the sanctum is beautiful to look at. Last summer, we were not allowed to go and visit every section of the temple. We however had the opportunity to experience something different, in that we enjoyed... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

A nice enough setting but challenging to get inside unless you happen to be Hindu. Best option is to try taking a few photos from the outside or across the other side of the Holy lake.

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Belfast, Northern Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Unless you are a Hindu Pilgrim, you are completely wasting your time trying to step inside this Temple. Not into the inner sanctum. Not even over the threshold. Heavily armed guards will happily point you to the sign on the LHS at the top of the steps (doh! we missed it completely and, because we were dressed appropriately, thought they... More

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Hyderabad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

There is nothing new I can add about the greatness of the temple. But, What I liked about the temple is the very low level of corruption compared to other big South Indian temples. Both the security gaurds and priests seem to be more honest and sincere than most other places and should be appreciated!!.

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