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Those who have submitted expression of Interest may be present at 01:00 pm on 08/04/2017 at Thanthrimadom when the expressions of interest are opened-Chairman,Administrative Committee.
Dated : 4/7/2017 4:52:35 PM
AIPASHI FESTIVAL 2016
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple celebrates AIPASHI FESTIVAL 2016 from 29.10.2016 to 07.11.2016. On 29TH october is the Kodiyettu (Flag hoisting). Pallivetta on 06.11.2016 and Arattu on 07.11.2016. In connection with the festival the darshan timing will be adjusted in order to conduct the festival special poojas. Devotees are requested to get noticed about the changes in darshan timing.
Dated : 10/19/2016 6:53:47 AM
DARSHAN TIME CHANGES FROM 20.03.2015 TO 05.04.2015 DUE TO TEMPLE FESTIVAL:-
20.03.15 - 3.30am to 5.00am, 6.30am to 7.00am, 8.30am to 11.15am, 11.45am to 12.00noon, 5.00pm to 6.00pm ** 21.03.2015 - 3.30am to 5.00am, 6.30am to 7.00am, 8.30am to 9.00am, 5.00pm to 6.00pm ** 22.03.2015 - 3.30am to 5.00am, 6.30am to 7.00am, 8.30am to 11.15am, 11.45am to 12.00noon, 5.00pm to 6.00pm ** 23.03.2015 - 3.30am to 5.00am, 6.30am to 7.00am, 8.30am to 9.00am, 5.00pm to 6.15pm, 6.45pm to 7.15pm ** 24.03.2015 - 3.30am to 5.00am, 10.30am to 11.15am, 5.00pm to 6.15pm, 6.45pm to 7.15pm ** 25.03.2015 - 3.30am to 4.45am, 6.30am to 7.00am, 8.30am to 9.00am, 5.00pm to 6.00pm ** 26.03.2015 to 02.04.2015 - 3.30am to 4.45am, 6.30am to 7.00am, 8.30am to 9.00am, 5.30pm to 6.00pm ** 03.04.2015 - 8.30am to 10.00am only, evening no darshan ** 04.04.2015 - 3.30am to 4.45am, 6.30am to 7.00am, 8.30am to 9.00am, 5.00pm to 6.00pm.
Dated : 3/17/2015 12:12:24 PM
PAINKUNI FESTIVAL 2015
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple celebrates Painkuni Festival 2015 from 25.03.2015 to 03.04.2015. The preparatory poojas of the festival commences from 19th March. On 25th March is the Kodiyettu (Flag hoisting). Pallivetta on 02.04.2015 and Arattu on 03.04.205. in connection with the festival the darshan timing will be adjusted in order to conduct the festival special poojas. Devotees are requested to get noticed about the changes in darshan timing.
Dated : 3/17/2015 12:11:17 PM
Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple - Appeal::
SREE PADMANABHA SWAMY TEMPLE :: Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple, located in Thiruvananthapuram in the centre of an old fortification, is a unique Temple, well qualified to become a world heritage monument. Proudly bearing the rich cultural heritage of centuries, this Temple built and nurtured by the rulers of Venadu (Travancore), has priceless treasures of various timelines that have withstood the test of time. This Temple is mentioned in Hindu Puranas and in Sanskrit and Tamil devotional literature which proves its antiquity. The Temple as we see it today was built by Sree Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma, the Maharaja of Travancore (1729-1758), who dedicated the Kingdom of Travancore to Sree Padmanabha Swamy in 1750. Rulers came and went; monarchy gave way to democracy; the State of Travancore was merged with other regions of the Malayalam speaking land to form Kerala; but Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple stands serenely with its head held high spreading benevolence to posterity. The concept of ‘Padmanabha’ is one among the twenty four visualizations of Mahavishnu. As the ‘Padmam’ (lotus) springs up from His ‘nabhi’ (navel), He bears the name ‘Padmanabha’. The posture is of Sree Padmanabha lying on the coiled body of the serpent god ‘Anantha’, with His right hand worshipping a ‘Siva Linga.’ Relief of celestials and sages adorn the back wall of the sanctum, while Goddess Sreedevi and Bhoomidevi are found in reverential posture in front. The main idol of Sree Padmanabha is made up of ‘Katusarkara yogam,’ a combination of various herbs and lime, filled into a wooden mold with twelve thousand and eight ‘Salagramams’ (divine fossil stones brought from the river Gandaki of Nepal). The idol is around 18 feet long which can be seen only through three equally-sized doors fixed in front of the ‘Ottakkal mandapa’ ( a monolithic platform measuring 18 feet on all four sides with a height of three and a half feet). Renowned for its splendour, with beautiful sculptures of stone and bronze, mural paintings and wood carvings, this ancient Temple is a fine specimen of Dravida-Kerala style of architecture. The Raja Gopura or eastern entrance is in post Vijayanagara style with seven storeys, while the other entrances and buildings are in Kerala style. A broad corridor, extending from the eastern side of the Temple surrounding the sanctum sanctorum with three hundred sixty five and a quarter sculpted stone pillars and stone roof, stands as a masterpiece of craftsmanship. One of the many wonders of art inside the Temple is a carving in stone which has the figure of an elephant on one side and a bull on the other, wherein the horns of the bull look like the tusks of the elephant when seen from the other side and the trunk of the elephant seems like the hump of the bull. The awesome, splendid and amazing musical pillars inside the Kulasekhara Mandapa, a total stone structure, are unparalleled in the history of Kerala architecture. The Temple is notable for its intricate and challenging craftsmanship. The daily rituals to the accompaniment of the chanting of the Vedic Mantras and dhyana slokas also bear witness to the ancient spiritual culture of Kerala. Preserving the rich tradition and sanctity of this ancient Temple is the duty of everyone who respects heritage. The Government of Kerala has now provided high security to the treasures of the Temple. Yet a lot more have to be done to conserve the tangible and intangible assets of this Temple. It is not only the structure and glorious tangibles that need to be preserved, but also the intangibles viz; the Temple rituals, Vedic Mantras, and Slokas as well, with which the Temple and its surroundings vibrate. Such assets and possessions also need to be preserved for future generations. The Honorable Supreme Court being convinced that the heritage of this Temple should not be lost in the myriad and mundane laws of existence, has constituted a Conservation Committee to look into the conservation of the assets of this Temple. Individuals and organizations can play a major role, hand in hand with the Administrative Committee appointed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in helping this rich heritage to be preserved for posterity. “Many drops make an ocean” – so says the adage. Every rupee that a devotee contributes will help the duly appointed bodies to fulfill the dream of conserving the antiquity and serenity of this temple for the world at large. The Committee in charge of the conservation is accountable directly to the Hon’ble Supreme court and hence every single rupee donated by devotees will be accounted for. There will be absolute transparency on all matters concerned. Let us heed to the call of the hour and extend our whole –hearted co-operation to retain this Temple in its ancient glory. We request devotees to be magnanimous in their spiritual endeavors. Your generosity alone can help us maintain this living proof of our heritage. Extend your minds and hands in this venture and strengthen us. May Sree Padmanabha Swamy bestow peace and prosperity in your lives. PS: Donation to the Conservation Fund is exempted from Income Tax under Section 80 G. The donations can be credited to the following Account of which details are given below. Name of the Bank : Indian Bank, MG Road, Trivandrum. Account No: 6188408874 IFSC Code: IDIB000T056 -----------------------------------
Dated : 1/31/2015 7:25:54 PM
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