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Ananthapura Lake Temple, Kasaragod

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Ananthapura Lake Temple is a Hindu temple built in the middle of a lake in the little village of Ananthapura, Kasaragod District of Kerala, South India, at around 6 km from Kumble. This is the only lake temple in Kerala and is believed to be the original seat of Ananthapadmanabha Swami Thiruvananthapuram. Legend has it that this is the original site where Ananthapadmanabha settled down.

The lake in which the Sanctum Sanctorum is built measures about 2 acres. An interesting spot to keep in mind while visiting the temple is a cave to the right corner of the lake. According to the local legend, the deity Anantha Padmanabha chose to go all the way to Thiruvananthapuram through that cave. Hence both the places retain similar names, in spite of being on either end of the region.
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  • Located 6kms away from Mangalore -karsargod highway.This temple is surrounded by water and seems to be an extremely peaceful one. 
  • The temple is situated in a pond. It is formed in igneous rock. Early morning visit is great. The pond has a crocodile which normally rests in a cave. It is a Vishnu shrine. Offering include Tulsi lea...  read more »
  • Nice temple..good atchitecture..atemple constructed in water..calm atmosphere..heard that therez a crocodile named babiya in the ake.i wasnt lucky enough to see keep the aarti timings in mind b...  read more »
  • Nice Place to visit. Only one lake temple of Kerala and it is moolasthanam of Sri Ananthapadmanabha temple Thiruvananthapuram
  • Beautiful temple located in middle of the water. A diety of Ananthapadmanabha Swamy is seen there. A crocodile can be seen in the pond. Small and nice temple.
  • One of the very beautiful temples of South India *A must visit for every person who loves temple tradition *Cools the mind, a beauty feast for the eyes *Friendly staff *Take anti-heat boutique & drinking water *Plz take care while going to the temple crocodile's abode
  • Beautiful temple in the middle of the lake. Serene, calm and peaceful.
  • Come during rainy season n u vl feel like ur in heaven :)
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