Padmanabha Swamy Temple
Devoted to the Lord Vishnu, this temple is one of the elite attractions which are embellished with superb carvings and ancient murals on the walls and ceilings of the temple. Also known as Sree Ananda Padmanabhaswamy Temple, this Mahavishnu is positioned within East Fort in Thiruvananthapuram. There is a statue of Lord Vishnu figured in the Anananthasayanam shape lying on Sri Anantha, the hooded snake. According to traditions, Chandra (Moon God) and Lord Indra (the head of the Devas) used to worship Sree Padmanabhaswa Lord Vishnu.
Sree Anantha Padmanabhaswamy Temple is one of the 108 Divya Desams of Lord Vishnu that is the holiest address of the Lord Mahavishnu and thus mentioned in the works of the Tamil Azhvars (saints). Being made up of 12008 salagramams, the idol of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is special because they are brought from Nepal. Perched on the banks of river Gandhaki, with all splendor and fervor on elephant top, this idol is brought to the temple. "Katusarkara Yogam", Navaratnams is a special Ayurvedic mix that is used to give a plaster. As per the beliefs of the followers, the Lord Vishnu has personally appears in a new face and originally it had saved the lives of many people of Travancore Kingdom from the clutches of enemies.