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Thiruvananthapuram»Padmanabha Swamy Temple

A temple dedicated to Lord Padmanabha, it was renovated by Raja Marthanda Varma in the year 1733. The idol is Lord Padmanabha reclining on Anantha (the thousand headed serpent). The sculpture is about 5.5 m long and one of the largest Vishnu Idols in India. The deity reclines in a large dimly lit room and can be seen through three doors. One door reveals his feet, the other his midriff and the other door shows his chest and face. Non-Hindus are not allowed into the temple.