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Pilgrimages of Kerala - Thiruvananthapuram district

  1. Thiruvananthapuram (Divya Desam)

Thiruvananthapuram Divya Desam - Sri Anantha Padmanabhaswamy Temple:

Sri Vishnu Thiruvananthapuram Ananta Padmanabhasamy Temple Puranic Event:
According to legend, Sri Vishnu was pleased with the devotion of sage Divakara, and appeared before him in the form of a child. The sage requested the child to stay with him. The child agreed on the condition that he would leave if he is ever chastised. The sage had to put up with lot of mischievous pranks of the child, but once when the child swallowed a shaligram the sage scolded the child. The child disappeared saying that he can be found in the Anantha forest. The sage realised that the child was Sri Vishnu Himself and went to the forest. There the Lord gave him darshan by crashing a huge tree an transforming it into the Anantha Sayana posture of the Lord. The sage requested the Lord to shrink in size so that he could behold and worship Him. The Lord complied and thus manifested as Anantha Padmanabhaswamy (in the posture lying on the Adi Shesha).

The God is Sri Anantha Padmanabhaswamy.

The Thiruvananthapuram Divya Desam is located in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala.

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