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“Methan Mani”
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Methan Mani
Reviewed September 21, 2015

The "Methan Mani" is basically a clock tower. Situated near the Padmananbha Swamy Temple, it adds to the beauty of the place. Takes you back to times of Travancore.

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed September 17, 2015

Very less travelers view this what to say of review. If one enters the temple from the main door then while entering this temple is atop the building on left side. This clock is worth watching when the bells ring there are two male sheep on both side of the number XII where a toy head of a muslim with beard is there which seem to be fighting with each other by hitting their heads and the bell rings. Too good to be described in words. A must see clock. When the sheep bang their heads the muslim head opens its mouth. That is why it is known as methan mani the meaning of methan in malayalam is muslim and mani means clock.

Date of experience: November 2014
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Reviewed September 12, 2015

installed in 1840 the clock has unique features of 2 rams runninga nd hitting the bearded man in centre, located from the east fort side of shree padmanabha temple near temple pomd

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed August 24, 2015

One of the grand old pieces of yesteryear but probably at the wrong hands, this "MANI" as termed in Malayalam, english version "Clock" is hardly 50m before the main entrance of Padmanabha swami temple and adjacent to the temple pond. The clock when in running condition is something to be watched particularly at the click of the hour. If you intend visiting the Padmanabhaswami temple this can be seen..do not take a trip just top see the clock alone.

Date of experience: December 2014
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Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Methan Mani is located near to Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple. A simple clock tower with sculptures of a Muslim man (Methan) with beard and two goats on his either sides. During every hour, the clock rings and the goats move towards one another and hit the cheeks of the man. It is believed that Swati Tirunal, the Maharaja of Travancore brought this clock mechanism and installed here during his reign.
Now the mechanism is not fully operational as the goats don't move, but rings every hour. A real attraction depicting the past glory...

Date of experience: July 2015
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