|Sree Adikesava Perumal Temple in Tiruvattar, Kanyakumar TMBU|
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setting surrounded on three sides by rivers namely Kothai, Pahrali and Thamirabarani, the main deity is Ananthapadmabhan /Adikeshava Perumal and, it is said, it is older than the famous Padmanabha Swamy Temple in Thiruvananathapuram, the capital city of Kerala. It is often referred to as ''Srirangam of Chera Kingdom'' for the simple reasons that the Lord is in a Ananthasayanam posture - reclining position on the coiled bed of Serpent Adishesa.
|Sree Adikesava Perumal Temple in Tiruvattar, Holy Dham|
Like the Padmanabha Swamy temple in Tiruvanthapuraam, here the lord is worshipped through three doors. An interesting feature is the presence of Lord Shiva in the sanctum. The main deity in the former temple is facing the deity of Tiruvattar temple. The main deity here had gold kavachams impregnated with valuable diamonds and other precious stones that were presented by the Kerala rulers. This temple is the Rajya Temple and Bharadevatha shrine of the erstwhile rulers of Travancore. Even after state reorganization in 1959, the Travancore Maharajah is endowed with all privileges befitting him with respect to temple rituals including the Pallivetta and Thiruvarattu by the Tamil Nadu government. In the early 1500 s Vijayanagara rulers made some additions and the composite columns of Virabhdra holding a sword and conch bear testimony to it. Similar columns of Virabhadra are found in many temples of Tamil nadu, notable being Meenakshi Temple at Madurai, Nellaiappar Temple at Tirunelveli,, Krishnapuram Venkatachalapathy temple, Ramanathaswamy Temple at Rameswaram, Srivilliputhur Andal temple, Srivaikuntanathan Permual temple at Srivaikuntam, etc.
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Otraikkal Mandapam (single stone hall) made of a single stone 3 feet thick and the well-carved stone images of Oorthuva Thandavam, Venugopala, Rathi, Manmatha, Lakshmana and Indrajit are some of the attractions.The temple renowned for its murals is built in the Dravidian style of architecture. There is also a small shrine for Lord Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy near the river an across the Adikesavaperumal Temple.
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