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Ananthapura Lake Temple, Kasaragod

Address: 30 Kms from Bekal, Kasargod City: Kasaragod State: Kerala Location: South India Year of Construction: 800 AD Type of Construction: Ancient Type of Building: Temple Dedicated To: Lord Vishnu Other Deities: Anathapadmanabha Religion: Hinduism Importance: Original seat of Anandapadmanabha Accomodation: Accomodations are available at the hotels and lodges in KAsargod. Accesibility: Kasargod is well connected to the other cities by rail and road. The nearest airport is at Mangalore which is 50 km away. Nearby Cities: Kasargod, Kannu, and Mangalore Ananthapura Lake Temple located at a distance of 30kms from Bekal in the Kasargod district, is the only lake temple in Kerala. The beautigul lake temple is regarded as the 'Moolasthanam' (original seat) of Anathapadmanabha, the diety of Padmanabhaswamy temple, Thiruvananthapuram. The presiding of the temple is Lord Vishnu seated on the serpent god, Adishesha. The temple is open to all visitors irrespective of caste, creed, and colour. The temple is situated in the centre of the Ananthapura Lake, on a remote rocky hill in a calm isolated region. The temple affords a bird's eye view of the green landscape around. It is believed by the local people that there is a lone crocodile living in the lake. Click here for Temple Tours in Kerala The shrine is encircled by a 'Chuttambalam' (an enclosed verandah running around the building), its walls are adorned by murals and there is a cave within that opens out to a small pond where the water level remains steady regardless of climatic changes. Significance: Original Seat Of Anathapadmanabha

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