Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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Admire Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, the richest temple in the world, famous for its treasure contained in six underground vaults. The origins of the ancient temple complex remain unknown, with some structures dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries. Still not completely explored, the temple vaults are estimated to contain more than $22 billion in gold and precious jewelry. Non-Hindus aren't allowed inside the temple, but you can still view the historic complex from the outside. Arrange to visit Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and other attractions in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) using our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner .
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  • Truly Mesmerizing. The temple is depiction is great Indian culture and art. One shall always try to visit this temple when in Tiruvanantpuram. One is astonished how it was possible in ancient times to...  more »
  • A peaceful temple to explore but please keep your electronics items (including smart watch, phone cables) in your hotel room if you are visiting this temple. Or else you can keep them at the counter p...  more »
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  • I just have a few kind words of advice to those who want to know the secrets of "Door B". True beauty goes beyond what we can see and touch, true beauty is a state of bliss in which we are free to let go of needs and wants, and accept the nature of reality. To open a flower before it has bloomed, or to crack an egg before it has incubated, would the opposite of beauty, and would be called destruction. So please do not Destroy this beauty. Because that is what might in fact happen to the earth as in the legend. It is possible it contains disease, or plague and the fact it was locked for a reason has me feeling like it would be a test of faith. Need or Greed in a sense. But i have to say to the ones who have the power to open it, don't. For the ones who are asked or ordered to open it, don't. If you feel like you really want to know what's inside, don't torture yourself with such greedy temptation. Besides, if you have enough wealth and riches to outlast your life, and have this wild sensation to uncover more riches, than for the love of all life, be contempt with what you have and stop being so gosh darn selfish. The room may contain wild riches but it could also cause riches to become wildly worthless if there is no humanity left to enjoy them. We could admire this piece of art for the rest of human existence on earth, but only if we keep concealed its "Beautiful Nature", so that it may stay exactly that.
  • The glory of Hinduism is well depicted here 😊😍. This temple is itself sign of greatness of Hinduism. You need to wear traditional dress (available outside) to enter the premises of the temple. The statue is of lord Vishnu, in sleeping posture with lotus emerging from his navel and lord Brahma residing there. Goddess Lakshmi on the foot side. The whole statue can be seen through three gates. Amazing architecture and view 😍. Photography is not allowed inside. You will get to know the mystery of this temple when you visit here.
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