Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu is located inside the east fort in Thruvananthapuram , Which is the capital city of the state Kerala. This temple is totally structured with Dravidian styles of architecture. It is believed to be the world's richest temple.
The complete history of Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple dates back to the 8th century. Lord Vishnu is the god in this temple , who is seen reclining on Anantha, the hooded serpent.
Marthanda Varma, One of the kings of Travancore, had made major changes of development for the structures of Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple which can be seen even today. He was the one (Marthanda Varma) who introduced the Murajapam and Bhadra Deepam festivals in the temple.
The word Murajapam, means continuous chanting of prayers, is still followed in the temple once every six years.
In the Year 1750, King Marthanda Varma dedicated the entire kingdom of Travancore to Lord Padmanabha. He also announced that the royal family will rule the entire state on behalf of the lord . He also declared that he and his successors of the comming generations would serve the kingdom as Padmanabha Dasa or the servent of Lord Padmanabha. Since then the name of every Travancore King will start or end with the title Padmanabha Dasa. The complete donation of the Travencore kingdom to Lord Padmanabhaswamy is known as Thripadidanam.
The word Thiruvananthapuram, which is also the capital city of kerala is taken from the presiding deity of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, who is also called as Anantha(One who lie on the serpent Anantha). The word 'Thiruvananthapuram' refers to the land of Sree Anantha Padmanabhaswamy.

The Idols
The idol of Sree Padmanabhaswamy is so precious that it was made from 12008 salagramams, which were taken from Nepal, from the banks of the river Gandhaki.
The main Garbhagriha which is also called sanctum sanctorum of Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple is located on a stone slab and the main idol of lord Padmanabhaswamy, which is about 18 ft long, can be viewed through 3 different doors. The head and the chest can be seen through the first door; the hands can be seen through the second door and the feet through the 3rd door.

Aesthetics and Architecture
The temple architecture is well designed in stone and bronze. The temple interiors are completely designed and painted. Some of the sculptures are beautiful carved from the stone of life-size of Lord Vishnu in the reclining posture, and many more of Narasimha swami,Gaja lakshmi and Lord Ganesha.
The Temple has a dhwaja stamba?(flag post) which is about 80 ft high and is made of gold plated copper sheets.
The temple halls are decorated with beautiful sculptures of various Hindu Gods. Another beautiful structures that captures our attention is the Navagraha Mandapam, the ceiling which displays the navagrahas(the nine planets of the solar system).
In the eastern side of the temple the sanctum sanctorum is extended broad corridor which has a total of 365 sculptures granite -stone pillars with beautiful carvings. There is also a ground floor below the main entrance to the eastern side, which is also known as the nataka sala(Drama hall).
This is the palce of kerala's classical art form, the Katha kali is performed during the annual ten-day festival at the temple, which is held in the Malayalam months of Meenam and Thulam.

Worship time at the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Morning Hours
Evening Hours
Please note that the temple worship timings will change during the festival occasions.

Dress Code to be followed at the Temple

7 chukkala muggulu

A complete collection of seven chukkala muggulu rangoli designs for the festival of sankranthi. These designs are particularly drawn during the festival of Pongal which is also called the festival of Harvest. People across India celebrate it and also conduct various Sankranthi Muggulu competations(Rangoli Designs Competations).

Sankranthi muggulu with dots

Beautiful Muggulu with dots
Heart Shaped Sankranthi muggulu for the festival of Pongal
Flower Rangoli Muggulu for Sankranthi festival
Hibiscus flower Sankranthi muggulu
Beautiful Flower Rangoli Designs muggulu
Collection of Sankranthi Muggulu designs
Beautiful Bird Rangoli Muggulu designs

Sankranti designs muggulu

Here are the complete collections of the Sankranti designs muggulu which are also called as Rangoli Designs drawn with beautiful colours to display the inner world of art and talent in the cultural activity.

Collection of Pongal Rangoli Designs
Beautiful Bird Rangoli muggulu with the combination of flowers
Flower Border Rangoli muggulu with beautiful color combination
Rose Flower sankranti muggulu designs
Beautiful Hibiscus flower Sankranti muggulu
Beautiful Sankranthi Muggulu with Chukkalu
Beautiful flower Sankranti Designs Muggulu
Pot Sankranthi Muggulu with the representation of the Pongal festival
Collection of flower Rangoli Muggulu
Beautiful Collections of the Snakranthi muggulu designs
Beautiful Flower Rangoli designs with chukkalu
Beautiful Pot muggu for the festival of Pongal

Sankranthi muggulu designs

Beautiful Sankranthi muggulu designs of different collections for the festival of Sankranthi which is popularly celebrated all over South India. Here are the Complete Collections of Sankranthi muggulu designs to be drawn on the festival of Pongal.

Beautiful Sankranthi Pot Rangoli Designs
A Collection of Sankranthi Muggulu Designs
Beautiful Bird Sankranthi Muggu Designs
Attractive Lotus Sankranthi Muggu Designs
Beautiful Butterfly sankranthi Muggu Designs

Rangoli designs for sankranthi

Beautiful Rangoli Designs for Sankranthi which are to be drawn for the festival of Pongal and also on various occacions in front of your homes to attract the visitors

Beautiful flower Rangoli for the festival of Sankranthi
Beautiful Butterfly Rangoli to be drawn on various occacions
Beautiful Lotus Rangoli designs for various occacions
Beautiful Collections of Sankranthi Rangoli designs
Pot Rangoli to be drawn on various occacions
Beautiful combination of bird ans flower Rangoli for this festival of Sankranthi
Complete Collections of varous Sankranthi muggulu with Chukkalu
Attractive Flower Rangoli design for this Festival Season
Beautiful Peacock Rangoli Designs to be drawn for various occacions