Ananthapura Lake Temple

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Ananthapura Lake Temple in Kasaragod, built in 9th century, is the only lake temple in Kerala and is the moolasthanam (original abode) of Ananthapadmanabha, the deity of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram. It is located in the middle of a lake and is round 6 km from Kumbala.
A crocodile at the temple pond named Babiya, said to be 150 years old, which is supposed to be the guard of the temple. When one dies, another mysteriously takes its place. The Temple lake or tank in which the Sanctum is situated is a large structure measuring 302 feet square (about 2 acres). There is a cave to the right corner of the lake, which has a gate.
According to the priests of the temple, god Anantha Padmanabha went to Thiruvananthapuram through that cave. Hence the names of both the places are a bit similar. Also there is a difference in the God idols places in both the temples. The one in Ananthapuram is standing idol and the other in Thiruvananthapuram is a reclining posture.



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Latitude: 12.5102239

Longitude: 74.9851678

The current time and date:12:24 am Wednesday, Oct 18 2017

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