Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
3:45 AM - 12:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Monday
3:45 AM - 12:00 PM
5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Tuesday
3:45 AM - 12:00 PM
5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Wednesday
3:45 AM - 12:00 PM
5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Thursday
3:45 AM - 12:00 PM
5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Friday
3:45 AM - 12:00 PM
5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Saturday
3:45 AM - 12:00 PM
5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Sunday
3:45 AM - 12:00 PM
5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
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A Vishnu temple with a massive fort gateway has been built in Dravidian style and is closed to non-Hindus.
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India175 contributions
May 2021
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, is situated in the heart of Thiruvananthapuram city. It is easy to reach here, by bus, train or flight. The airport is near to the city. Men have to wear 'dhoti/mundu' to enter here. Dhoti is available to buy for a nominal rate. The darshan of Padmanabhaswamy gives the devotee happiness and prosperity.
Written January 9, 2022
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GRVARCH
Agra, India372 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
The temple is in heart of Thiruvananthapuram city. Luckily, I got darshanam in evening aarti.
Only dhoti is allowed to enter in temple premises.No any other articles are allowed to enter within.Security is vey tight and active.
What a device feeling while getting darshan.
Written December 23, 2021
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Rajesh S
Chennai (Madras), India110 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
Great place, still maintain the high tradition and keep the heritage neat. Though it is governed by trust of the kings family and not by govt or any of other organisations, it's managed well.
Written December 2, 2021
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ADBNEL
Singapore, Singapore39 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
Absolutely stunning Architecture inside and outside.Showcases rich heritage of temples in kerala.Intricate stone carvings leaves you mesmerised.Entry inside is allowed in traditional mundu.
Written November 20, 2021
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Bijay A
Visakhapatnam, India208 contributions
Oct 2021
The carvings in the temple complex is just mind blowing. Particularly the rock pillars that make different music when we knock on them. How a rock pillar can be made hollow thousand of years back without technological support is unbelievable.
Written October 28, 2021
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Abhinishv
Secunderabad, India614 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
The entry timings are :
Moring : 03:45 am to 04:15 am, 05:15am to 06:15am, 08:30am to 10:00am. Evening : 05.00 pm to 06.15 pm, 06:50pm to 07:20pm

Morning timing are preferred since it's least crowded and weather is also good and parking is easy.

Men have to wear Dhoti and upper part of the body is not allowed to be covered. Saree is compulsary for Women. Dhotis can be purchased from out side the temple for 80 to 100 bucks. Even women can wear Dhotis on top of Churidars.

There are locker facility available outside the temple to keep purses, car keys, bags, belts, mobiles etc because inside the temple these items are not allowed.

Due to present COVID-19 restrictions, masks are mandatory and you need to provide your name and mobile number at the entry point, whereafter you are checked by the police. No RT-PCR reports or vaccination certificates are required.

There are four entry gates to the temple East, West, North and South. You can enter from any direction. But East entry is the best since you can click good photographs there.

Overall a great experience.
Written October 9, 2021
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RAJENDRA884 PRASAD
Faridabad, India3,233 contributions
Mar 2021
We had heard a lot about this temple and especially about it's treasures in the news. We just wanted to go inside, pay obeisance but the doors were shut for "Rest Period" of almighty, which I failed to understand. However, we took a round of the temple and were amazed at the number of security checks and personnel guarding this palace like structure.

In my opinion, only firm believers to visit this place, others may skip and foreigners may enjoy only the architecture from outside.
Written August 29, 2021
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Subas Chandran
Hyderabad, India737 contributions
Jul 2021
The Padmanabha Swamy Temple located in Thiruvananthapuram was in the news a few years ago to discover the treasure worth a few billion dollars, thus surpassing Vatican and Thirupathi in wealth. The name Thiruvananthapuram means the city of Lord Anantha or Lord Vishnu. Photography is strictly prohibited, which is very unusual. The temple construction is a tribute to Dravidian architecture. You will find the ambiance serene and peaceful. Early Sangam literature and works of 9th-century poet Nammalwar could be witnessed here. The temple has restrictions on clothing. Men must remove their upper dress and cover the lower part in a dhoti while women wear saris. If you happen to wear shorts or salwar kameez or other than sarees, you should purchase a dhoti available nearby (Rs.90) and cover yourself with that. Because of this dress code, many VIPs including Presidents of India, could not enter the premises. The covid protocols are followed in letter and spirit. There is no rush owing to the pandemic and for darshans, guides are made available. You could also do it on your own if you so wish. There are no charges for darshans, but you will have to make small payments for special pujas. Taj Vivanta hotel takes care of temple darshans, and you could tie up special darshans if you are staying at Taj Vivanta. Explore and enjoy the blessings of the Lord Padmanabha. Though the temple's wealth is enormous, you won't get anything free of cost, and you will have to pay even for prasadam. Be blessed!
Ps. "North Nada" is the best to have direct access to the temple and PRO Mr. Arvind is of great help should you need any support.
Written August 9, 2021
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Lalit K
Srinagar, India11 contributions
Jan 2021 • Family
The management here is the worst in any temple I have seen in India. This place as a whole is a shame to Indian culture. The worst hospitality you will get by Upper caste people in India is in Trivandrum
Written July 31, 2021
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Rohith
4 contributions
Apr 2021
One of the 108 divyadeshams. Awesome temple architecture. Equivalent to 1000 Maha Kshatriya. Try to understand the speciality of temple, the Prathishta before making Darshan.
Written April 4, 2021
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