Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple
Centuries have swayed by, but the quality of reverence for the Lord, lay undiluted and strong. The holy temple dominates the city’s skyline with its magnificent seven storey gopuram. Thousands of devotees, begin their day by, offering prayers to the mighty deity. There is a legend, believing that when a learned Namboodiri Priest was doing penance, a young fair skin two-year old boy would keep appearing at his side and play with the articles of worship. One day, the little boy playfully put a sacred stone pertaining to Vishnu in his mouth. The priest was annoyed at sent the boy away. The boy immediately ran away, calling out the priest that if he wanted to find him, the priest would find him in Anantankatu, the forest of Anantha.
The priest quickly identified that the boy was not a normal boy, but of a divine force. He quickly ran after the boy, he reached the forest and wandered for hours till he was exhausted mentally and physically. Still disappointed, as he didn’t find the small boy. Just then, he heard a mother scolding her son for being naughty. He could here anklet bells chiming around, so he followed the sound and finally entered the dense part of the forest. Suddenly, just before the sun arose, a massive Indian Butter Tree crashed down, and a great divine shone with radiance. The God, Shree Padmanabha Swamy reclining on the great snake Anantha. And so, this is spot where the Shree Padmanabha Swamy Temple is built so magnificently.