Historical story behind Lord Vishnu’s Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala

India is having a very rich history and culture the core values of our culture reflect in every one of us. When we talk about the most historic and beautiful temples, the name of Lord Vishnu’s Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala comes first in our mind. This temple was built in the 16th Century by the kings who ruled over the kingdom of Travancore.

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According to Sreemad Bhagavatham, Lord Balarama, the brother of Lord Krishna bathed in Padmatheertham’s pond and some people believe, the construction of this temple began around 5,000 years ago when the ‘kalguy’ was about to begin.  The main idol is 18 feet long and it can be seen through three different doors of this temple.

The temple’s architecture is the master blend of Dravidian and the indigenous Kerala styles and this the reason for the temple being tall and has a very distinctive architecture from the temples of other parts of the nation. The style is similar to the temples located nearby in Tamil Nadu.

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It is believed that the crown of Emperor of Travancore in the 18th century is also kept safe in this temple. This is the richest temple in the world. When the treasure of  Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple was unveiled, it was valued at $1 trillion. the treasure of this temple was last opened in 1885. It is believed that whenever someone tries to disturb the aura and wealth of this temple, snakes come in the temple to protect the temple.

This takes to the deep roots of history associated with this temple. An image of Lord Vishnu reclining on Adi Sesha is the center of the Padmanabhaswamy temple and people come from all over the world to experience the mesmerizing image of Lord Vishnu. Coming back to the history of this temple again, the renovation of this temple was made in the 8th century by one of the most noted Travancore kings, Marthanda Varma.