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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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Maharastra
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Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

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THE TEMPLE OF SRI PADMANABHA

The temple has preserved some of the best traditions of stone sculpture in Kerala and is the receptacle of some of the finest examples of the sculptor's art of the eighteenth century. The Kulasekhara mandapa in particular is a storehouse of some of the best pieces of sculpture and

Contains representations of various deities, especially Vishnu and Siva. The figure of Vishnu is a fine example of statuary art. It is in a sitting Posture with Lakshmi on the left.

The God holds in his hands the Shanka (Conch) and Chakra (wheel) and his other emblems. A towering canopy Made of a tree with numerous intertwined branches covered with flowers and fruits provide the background.

Another interesting seated image is that of Vighneswara (Ganesha) with his portly belly and stout diminutive limbs. On his sides stand three Brahmin priests performing puja, which are masterpieces of realistic art.

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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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