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The Padmanabhaswamy temple is a Hindu temple located in Thiruvananthapuram, the state capital of Kerala, India. The name of the city of Thiruvananthapuram in Malayalam translates to “The City of Lord Ananta”, referring to the deity of the Padmanabhaswamy temple.
The principal deity Padmanabhaswamy (Vishnu) is enshrined in the “Anantha Shayana” posture, the eternal yogic sleep on the serpent Adi Shesha. Padmanabhaswamy is the tutelary deity of the royal family of Travancore. The titular Maharaja of Travancore, Moolam Thirunal Rama Varma, is the trustee of the temple.
Sri Padmanabhaswamy is considered the principal deity of the Royal Family of Travancore.
Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple has a strict dress code as like any traditional temples of Kerala. No pants, trousers, half pants, Bermudas, or anything of stitched in nature for lower half of the body. This rule applies to all genders.
The Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple was built in the 16th Century by the kings who ruled over the then kingdom of Travancore. … The Supreme Court also stayed a ruling by the high court in Kerala, which ordered the state government to take over the temple and its assets from the royal trust.
This temple also has references in Epics and Puranas like Skanda Purana and Padma Purana. According to the ancient scriptures, it was believed to be built over 5000 years ago but has no perfect pieces of evidence.