Padmanabha Swami Mandir and its treasure

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The Padmanabhaswamy temple is a located in Thiruvananthapuram, in Kerala. Only those who follow Hinduism can enter the temple, in addition to that male followers need to wear white “dhoti” and female followers
need to wear saree, in order to enter the temple.

Deity Shri Padmanabhaswamy

The deity Shi Padmanabhaswamy or Vishnu is in the “Anantha Shayana” posture i.e. posture of eternal yoga. The idol is made of kadasharakara, a composition of herbs, resin and sand. Many extant pieces of Sangam Tamil literature
and poetry, and later works of the 9th century of Tamil poet-saints like Nammalwar, refer to the temple and the city as having walls of pure gold. This temple is considered as one of the 108 holy temples associated with
Vaishnavites.

As per, most historians the temple dates back to the 8th century. However, current premise and basic structure was built in the 18th century by the…

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