[an error occurred while processing this directive]
HinduNet
  
Forums Chat Annouce Calender DigiCards Recommend Remote Invites
[an error occurred while processing this directive]


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
Major Sections
Temples & Legends Of India
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

THE TEMPLE OF SRI PADMANABHA

Some of the constructional details of the temple stagger the imagination. The Sreebalipura, the magnificent rectangular corridor built of stone surrounding the main shrines, took 4,000 masons, 6,000 labourers, 100 elephants and seven months to complete the work. And the temple -flagstaff, built of special teak, later encased in gold, came from a site 48 km. away without ever touching the ground-a colossal feat performed by elephants.

The Travancore State Manual has a detailed description of the temple, which is summarized below:

"This temple stands on an elevated part of the town. The area covered by its enclosures is 570 feet X 510 f or 25,700 sq. feet or about 7 acres. It faces east and surrounded by massive fort walls. A handsome flight stone-steps on the eastern sideshows the gentle eminence of the temple site, the front portion of which is covered a huge gopura or tower pyramidal in shape and built granite and
brick on the model of the lofty Gopuras of the east coast temples. This tower is about 100 feet in height and has stories with window light-openings in the centre of each of them.

Back ] Up ] Next ]

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

About Sri Padmanabha

Introduction
Page1
Page2
Page3
Page4
Page5
Page6
Page7
Page8
You are Here! Page9
Page10
Page11
Page12
Page13
Page14
Page15
Page16
Page17
Page18
Page19
Page20
Page21
Page22

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
More Information about HinduNet Inc.
Privacy Statement
The Hindu Universe is a HinduNet Inc., website.
Copyrighted 1994-2003, HinduNet Inc.