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Sri Anandapadmanabhaswamy Temple is a Lord Vishnu temple in Thiruvanananthapuram in Kerala. It is now known as the richest temple in the world with a treasure of USD 17 billion. It is one of the divya desam.

The Lord Vishnu here was built on a platform using stone brought from Tirumala during the period of Marthanada Varma. You can view Lord Vishnu in lying posture through three doors.

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Parking Difficulty : Easy
Walking Needed : Less than 100 meters inside the temple
Time Needed : 20-30 minutes
Open Timings : 5.00 AM to 12:00 Noon and from 4.00 PM to 8.00 PM
Still Photography : Not Allowed inside the Inner Sanctum
Video Photography : Not Allowed inside the Inner Sanctum
Moolavar : Thirumeninaathar / Sornamalai
Sthala Vruksham : Arasu /Punnai
Theertham : Bhagaveri River (Gundaaru)
Traditional Name: Thiruchuzhi
Padal : Sundarar
Tropical Climate for most part of the year. Wear Cotton (March-November)
Wear Traditional Dress. Cover yourself decently
Avoid Shoes
Nearest Railway Station : Kodai Road Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Madurai Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH32
Nearest Landmark : Kodai Market

The temple gopuram was built in 16th century in Pandya architecture style. Lord Vishnu statue here is made of Salagramma stones. There is a huge Padma theertham tank before the temple.

The visitors has to adhere to strict dress code. Hindu men with Dhoti and bare chested and ladies with Malaya Mundu – sarees only are allowed inside.

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