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Ananthapura - Lord Anantha Padmanabha Lake Temple

Ananthapura Lake Temple is located in the middle of a lake in Kumbala village, dedicated to Ananthapadmanabha (Lord Mahavishnu). This 9th century monument is the only lake temple in Kerala. The temple is said to be the original seat (moolasthanam) of Lord Sree Anantha Padmanabha (Thiruvananthapuram). The Sreekovil is surrounded by a rectangular lake. The Gopuram, the temple edifice, and the Sreekovil are connected by a small bridge to reach.

Ananthapuram Temple Images

Pilgrim Attractions

  • 9th century temple worshipping Anantha Padmanabha swamy
  • The only lake temple in Kerala
  • The Sreekovil is surrounded by a rectangular lake
  • Believed to be the original seat of Lord Sree Anantha Padmanabha
  • Chuttambalam walls are adorned with fine murals depicting Puranas
  • Vana shastra pond where the mystic crocodile guarding the temple
  • Bilvamangala cave

Where is Ananthapura

Ananthapura is located in Manjeshwar Taluk, Kasaragod district of Kerala state, India - 671321.

How to Reach

  • Nearest Town: Kumbla or Kumbala - 5km
  • Distance: Kasaragod - 14km, Managaluru - 47km, Kozhikode - 200km
  • Nearest Airport: Mangalore
  • Nearest Bus Station: Ananthapuram on Kumbla-Badiadka road
  • Nearest Railway Station: Kasaragod
  • Transport: Kasaragod city well connected by rail and roadways. From Kasargod drive to Kumbla then to Ananthapuram.

Where to Stay

Kasaragod has many hotels from budget to luxury.

Festivals / Events

  • Navaanna: Thulam masa (Oct or Nov)
  • Annual Day (Vaarshikothsava): Kumbha Maasa (Feb or March)
  • Krishnashtami

Worship & Darshan Timings

  • 05:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • 05:30 pm – 07:30 pm

Pooja Timings

  • Morning Pooja: 07.30am
  • Noon Pooja: 12.30pm
  • Night Pooja: 07.30pm

Visiting Places near Ananthagiri