Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple is Thiruvananthapuram’s notorious historic point and one of the most seasoned sanctuaries in India. Vishnu is simply the directing god and the sanctuary is a structural ponder. It fuses design styles from Tamil and Kerala and is best-referred to for its 500-pillared passageway as it is for its melodic columns, its brilliant mandap and a substantial gathering of wall painting artworks.
Vishnu is seen here in an uncommon leaning back stance, called known as ‘ananthasayanam’ or the master’s rest and was delegated as the Emperor of Travancore in the eighteenth century with the rulers assuming the part of officials. This is additionally why Travancore’s illustrious crown is saved inside the sanctuary. The city of Thiruvananthapuram developed around this sanctuary. travancore’s illustrious family possesses this sanctuary and a few offices — from the state commandos to the uncommon branch to the world class mounted gatekeepers and the Royal Palace Guards of Travancore — are utilized to ensure it. In any case, the security isn’t lost. Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple shot into the spotlight as of late after the revelation of colossal fortunes kept in its basements. By a few gauges, the fortunes esteem Rs 1.2 trillion and make it the wealthiest sanctuary on the planet.
The sanctum sanctorum has three doorways speaking to the three phases of times. It is just through these entryways that we can watch the deity.Shrine of the goddess, Attukal, this sanctuary is best known for the yearly Attukal Pongala celebration (February-March) in which over a million ladies take an interest. The celebration holds a record for being the single biggest social event of ladies for a religious movement. Very like the Padmanabhaswamy Temple, the Attukal Devi sanctuary too has a mix of Tamil and Kerala engineering styles.
Figures of divine beings and goddess and stories from different sacred writings have been cut everywhere throughout the sanctuary and in addition inside it. on its outside are stories of Dasavataram of Lord Vishnu, Goddess Kannaki and Dakshayaga among others. The principle building portrays Goddess Kali, Lord Siva, Rajarajeshwari, and a few others while the entryways and interior halls have a few figures of Ganesha and Shiva.