Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

An ancient temple with a rich cultural and historical heritage, the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, devoted to Lord Vishnu is believed to be the world’s richest temple. Thiruvananthapuram got its name from the deity of this temple, Anantha Padmanabhan (Lord Vishnu). The deity reclines on a serpent with five-hoods. The temple exhibits a merge of Dravidian and Kerala architectural style along with a 100 feet high magnificent Gopuram. With an ancient history that dates back to the 8th century, it is one among the 108 sacred Vishnu temples in India. The temple is splendid with intricate artworks, exquisite mural painting, and sculptures.

Worship time at the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple

Morning hours:

03:30 a.m. to 04:45 a.m. (Nirmalya Darshanam)
06:30 a.m. to 07:00 a.m.
8.30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.
11:45 a.m. to 12:00 Noon

Evening hours:

05:00 p.m. to 06:15 p.m.
06:45 p.m. to 07:20 p.m.

Please note that the temple worship timings are subject to change during the festival occasion.

Dress code to be followed at the temple:
Only Hindus are permitted inside the temple.

There is a strict dress code that needs to be followed while entering the temple. Men need to wear mundu or dhoti (worn around the waist and going down up to the heels) and should not wear shirts of any kind.

Women need to wear sari, mundum neriyathum (set-mundu), skirt and blouse, or half sari.

Dhotis are available for rent at the temple entrance. Nowadays temple authorities allow wearing of dhotis over pants or churidhar to avoid inconvenience to the devotees.

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