It is believed that Sree Padmanabhaswami Temple was established on the first day of Kali Yuga (which is over 5000 years ago) and on the 950th year of Kali Yuga a reinstallation of the idol was done. The main Diety Sree Padmanabhaswamy is seen reclined on the mighty five hooded serpent Anantha. The supreme God is in conscious cosmic slumber with the head positioned to the south and the feet to the north. Anantha (or the endless) spreads its hoods above the head of the Idol. The three coils represent the three characteristics of mankind Sattva, Rajas and Tamas and its five hoods indicate the Panchendriyas (five senses) or the five elements (Panchabhootas). From the navel of the Lord emerges a lotus on which Lord Brahma, the Creator, is seated. Just below the stretched right arm of the Lord is the Shiva Linga of the Destroyer. Brahma, Vishnu(Padmanabha) and Shiva represent the ‘Srushti, Stithi and Samharam’.
Entry is restricted to those who profess the Hindu religion.
There is a special dress code for men - Dhoti with or without Angavastra. The dress codes for women are Sarees, Dhoties or Pavadas with blouse or other coverings as appropriate to their age. Salvar sets and other modern dresses are not allowed. Young girls below 12 years may wear gowns. No other types of dress should be worn or taken inside the temple. The men should fasten their Angavastrams around their waist.
Transport is arranged for interested delegates to visit the Temple on 23rd and 24th January 2018.
Dharshan timing: 0415 am to 0630 am.
Transport will leave the Hotel at 0330 h and bring them back by 0715 AM