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Temples & Legends Of Kerala
Kulapati's Preface Author's Preface
Introduction The Temple Of Sri Padmanabha
A Temple Of Serpents The Goddess Who Has Periods
Aranmula Parthasarathi Ambalapuzha Krishna
Sabarimala The Fierce Lord Of Ettumanur
The Benign Lord Chottanikara
Kaladi A Temple For Kannaki
A Temple For Bharata Sri Rama Temple At Triprayar
The Vadakkunnathan Temple The Lord Of Guruvayur
A Temple For Rama And Lakshmana The Historic Tali Temple
Tiruvangad Peruma Rajarajeswara Of Taliparamba
Trichambaram Krishna Temple Other Temples
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THE TEMPLE OF SRI PADMANABHA

"The stone basement of the tower is covered wit elaborate sculptures, and the masonry above with ornamental work of Puranic figures, the top having seven gold steeples or turrets. Underneath the gopura is the mal gateway leading to the principal temple well protected by a number of massive doors and guarded by sentries. Between the gateway and the inner shrine there is  broad open corridor in the form of an oblong supported by 324 pillars and covered with terraced roof, the walk God's procession.On one side, it is 450 feet long a on the other side 350 feet. It is 25 feet broad.

"The two rows of granite pillars and the stone ceiling above are decorated with fine sculptures. Every pill has the figure of a Nayar giri bearing a lamp in the palm of her hands joined together and raised above her waist. The top of each pillar is surmounted by thehead of a unicorn in the mouth of which is a loose ball of stone."

 

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Sri Padmnanabha Swami Temple, the main land mark in Trivendram--Ablend of indegenous style and Dravidan architecture.

About Sri Padmanabha

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