Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thiruvattar Sri Adikesava Perumal Temple - 3

Eastern entrance
Magnificent Granite Steps

Wooden architecture

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Thiruvattar Sri Adikesava Perumal Temple - 2

The presiding deity is in a lying posture of 22 ft long.

Full figure of the deity cannot be viewed from a single entrance. It can only be viewed in parts from three entrances. 

The left hand of the lord is in a hanging position while the "Chin Mudra" is held by the right hand. There is no Brahmma in the naval of the Lord. The Lord is facing west. This is one of the oldest Vaishnava temples in South India. Download As PDF

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Thiruvattar Sri Adikesava Perumal Temple - 1

Name : Adikesava Perumal Temple

Place : Thiruvattar

Route : Kanyakumari -----> Nagercoil -----> Thuckalay ----->
             Azhagiyamandpam ----->Thiruvattar

            Thiruvananthapuram -----> Marthandam -----> Thiruvattar

One of the 108 Divya desams, the holy sites of Hindu Vaishnavism,
this temple is a picturesque setting surrounded on three sides by
rivers (River Kothai, River Pahrali and River Thamirabarani).

This Temple is older than the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple at
Thiruvananthapuram.The style and the architecture of this temple
has been taken as the sample to construct the
Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple at Thiruvananthapuram.

Eastern Entrance
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