Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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4.4/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web
Admire Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, the richest temple in the world, famous for its treasure contained in six underground vaults. The origins of the ancient temple complex remain unknown, with some structures dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries. Still not completely explored, the temple vaults are estimated to contain more than $22 billion in gold and precious jewelry. Non-Hindus aren't allowed inside the temple, but you can still view the historic complex from the outside. Plan to visit Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) attractions using our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary maker.
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  • An elegant and ancient temple, well maintained with beautiful sculptures. Music pillars are a unique thing which u can't find in any other temple. The Lord Vishnu lying on Anantha, and the Lord is vis...  read more »
  • The divine spirit is beyond words ! Well maintained respecting the talent and pain behind the construction. In the midst of high security even the entry is smooth and well arranged. 
  • SREE PADMANABHASWAMI TEMPLE attracts two types of visitors first and foremost the traditional devotees and the other who are attracted by its historic grandeur Sree Padmanabha is Vishnu resting in a v...  read more »
  • Maybe the world's richest temple!!! (still treasures are unaccounted for). The temple is built for Lord Vishnu who is depicted in the "anantha shayanam" form. Interestingly, till near the turn if this century, the idol was believed to be made of stone. Some sort of renovation work led to the unearthing of gold idol which was covered in sand powder to prevent the looting of temple treasures by the British empire. The temple has a big pond in front of it, where bathing was allowed (I'm not sure of it now). Also, men will have to enter wearing only traditional clothes like mundu. Handbags were not allowed when this reviewer visited the shrine. One of the most unfavourable system in place, as observed by me, was the presence of no shops to lend the mundu. Earlier, during my childhood, I remember the devasom running a shop which took care if the necessities of a devotee. The last time I went, no such facilities were available. You will have to buy the mundu, even though you are going to use it for once, from any of the numerous shops around. Also, while you are visiting it, don't forget to catch a glimpse of the famous "methan mani", a click which has two giats striking the head of a man from either side on completion of every hour. Kuthira malika is also a place that shouldn't be missed. It's near the Methan Mani. Happy exploring...
  • lord vishnu is our ista dev hai.
  • Lovely temple dedicated to Shri Ananta Padmanabha Swamy Strict dress code for men & women
  • Before the treasure were unearthed.. The freedom we got was lost and we only now can enjoy a bit of it... But the calm, serinity and the positive Atmosphere gives us a feeling that we are blessed.... for entering the temple everyone should follow some dress codes... that women's are not allowed to wear modern dress and mens pants are not allowed... MUNDU is preffered....
  • No words to describe the aesthetics and architecture... The temple architecture stands out for its work in stone and bronze. The temple interiors are adorned by beautiful paintings and murals... It is the richest Hindu temple in the world; In terms of assets gold and precious stones, it is by far the wealthiest institution and place of worship of any kind, in the recorded history of the world!
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