TN temple jewels with Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple?

pad_1.jpg.crop_display.jpg

The treasure unearthed from Sri Padmanabha Swamy temple at Thiruvananthapuram, in Kerala, has triggered speculation that Sri Adikesavaperumal temple of Thiruvattar in Kanyakumari district, which was under the rule of Travancore kings, has its share in the treasure.

According to advocate Radhakrishnan, who raked up the issue of share for the Thiruvattar Adikesavaperumal temple, the kings would not have completely forsaken their prime deity and given the treasure to the temple that they built later.

Thiruvattar Adikesavaperumal was the prime deity of the Travancore maharajas before they shifted their capital from Padmanabhapuram in Kanyakumari district to Thiruvananthapuram.

“Had the kings wanted to give more importance to Padmanabhaswamy temple, they would have created a much longer idol of Padmanabhaswamy reclining on the snake couch, which is 18 ft long, against the 22 ft long idol of Adikesavaperumal,” said Mr Radhakrishnan.

Mr Radhakrishnan argues, “As the Thiruvattar temple has rivers on three sides, constructing underground chambers at Adikesavaperumal temple would have been impossible. So, the jewels of Adikesavaperumal, believed to be the elder brother of Lord Padmanabhaswamy, would have been saved at the Thiruvananthapuram temple vaults against the invading Dutch and Arcot of Nawab."

However, Sri Adikesavaperumal seva trust chairman C. Anantha Krishnan disagrees with these claims.

Post new comment

<form action="/comment/reply/84477" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="comment-form"> <div><div class="form-item" id="edit-name-wrapper"> <label for="edit-name">Your name: <span class="form-required" title="This field is required.">*</span></label> <input type="text" maxlength="60" name="name" id="edit-name" size="30" value="Reader" class="form-text required" /> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-mail-wrapper"> <label for="edit-mail">E-Mail Address: <span class="form-required" title="This field is required.">*</span></label> <input type="text" maxlength="64" name="mail" id="edit-mail" size="30" value="" class="form-text required" /> <div class="description">The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.</div> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-comment-wrapper"> <label for="edit-comment">Comment: <span class="form-required" title="This field is required.">*</span></label> <textarea cols="60" rows="15" name="comment" id="edit-comment" class="form-textarea resizable required"></textarea> </div> <fieldset class=" collapsible collapsed"><legend>Input format</legend><div class="form-item" id="edit-format-1-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-format-1"><input type="radio" id="edit-format-1" name="format" value="1" class="form-radio" /> Filtered HTML</label> <div class="description"><ul class="tips"><li>Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.</li><li>Allowed HTML tags: &lt;a&gt; &lt;em&gt; &lt;strong&gt; &lt;cite&gt; &lt;code&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;ol&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;dl&gt; &lt;dt&gt; &lt;dd&gt;</li><li>Lines and paragraphs break automatically.</li></ul></div> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-format-2-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-format-2"><input type="radio" id="edit-format-2" name="format" value="2" checked="checked" class="form-radio" /> Full HTML</label> <div class="description"><ul class="tips"><li>Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.</li><li>Lines and paragraphs break automatically.</li></ul></div> </div> </fieldset> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-48b16158e8491792255790ba0f02129a" value="form-48b16158e8491792255790ba0f02129a" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-comment-form" value="comment_form" /> <fieldset class="captcha"><legend>CAPTCHA</legend><div class="description">This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.</div><input type="hidden" name="captcha_sid" id="edit-captcha-sid" value="80314503" /> <input type="hidden" name="captcha_response" id="edit-captcha-response" value="NLPCaptcha" /> <div class="form-item"> <div id="nlpcaptcha_ajax_api_container"><script type="text/javascript"> var NLPOptions = {key:'c4823cf77a2526b0fba265e2af75c1b5'};</script><script type="text/javascript" src="http://call.nlpcaptcha.in/js/captcha.js" ></script></div> </div> </fieldset> <span class="btn-left"><span class="btn-right"><input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-submit" value="Save" class="form-submit" /></span></span> </div></form>

No Articles Found

No Articles Found

No Articles Found

I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.