Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Its striking Dravidian-style architecture dates back to the 8th century and pays homage to the Hindu God Vishnu. Located in the East Fort of Trivandrum, this distinguished shrine holds a place among the revered 108 Vishnu temples or Divya Desams.
The Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is truly a remarkable example of Dravidian architecture. Its main deity is Lord Vishnu, depicted reclining on the hooded serpent, Anantha. The temple's foundation is so ancient that it finds mention in sacred Hindu texts like the Skanda Purana and Padma Purana. Interestingly, the name of Thiruvananthapuram City itself is derived from the presiding deity of this temple, Anantha.