Sreevaraham Lakshmivaraha Temple Thiruvananthapuram
Sreevaraham Lakshmi Varaha Temple is situated at Sreevaraham near Sree Padmanabhaswami Temple in Thiruvananthapuram City. This a west facing Mahakshtera with golden Dwaja Prathishta. The main deity in sreevaraham temple is Lord Vishnu in Varaha avatar along with Goddess Mahalakshmi on his left lap. http://www.weblokam.com/spiritual/0504/27/1050427017_1.htm
The pond infront of the temple is famous as Varaha Theertham. This is one among the Theerthas mentioned in Syanandoora Purana Samuchaya - a Purana describing the glory of Padmanabha Swami Temple. The pond is the biggest temple pond in Kerala (about 8 Acres). A mandapam is located at the centre of the pond. Kunnandan Mahaganapathy temple (facing Sree Varaha Moorthy) is situated at the west side of the pond. Varahtheertham was the bathing place for the Brahmins/Nampoothiris who participated in Murajapam ritual conducted once in six years at Padmanabhaswamy Temple. In ancient days the Karamana river was conneced with Padmatheertham of Padmanabha Swamy Temple and it is connected with Varahatheertham through a canal for maintaining the water quality. The pond was cleaned in 2012 after several years with the help of Thiruvananthapuram Corporation, Travancore Devaswom Board and local people. The pond is big enough to conduct even Vallamkali (boat race).
Festivals - Utsavam
The annual festival of this temple is in Meenam/Painkuny(March-April) and falls along with Painkuni Utsavam at Sree Padmanabhaswami Temple.Varaha jayanthi also falls soon after aaratt in the month of March-April and celebrated in a grand manner in this temple.
Upadevathas - Sub Deities
Maha Ganapathy facing west (inside nalambalam), Srikrishna facing west (south-east corner of the temple), Naga Devathas(beneath 3 banyan trees around the temple), Yakshi and Rakshass are the upadevathas of this temple.
Sreevaraham Temple is a major temple under Travancore Devaswom Board.
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Phone: 0471 2452450
How to reach the temple
The Temple is situated in Thiruvananthapuram Corporation area. To reach the temple
Kizhakke Kotta or East Fort ...> Vettimuricha Kotta ...> Vazhappally Junction ...> Sreevaraham Junction
For those who are coming from Kanyakumari or Nagercoil
Nagercoil ..>Neyyattinkara ..> Balaramapuram ..> Karamana ..> Attakkulangara Junction ...> Sreevaraham Junction
For those who are coming from Kovalam/Kazhakkuttam
Kovalam/Kazhakkuttam ...> Enchakkal Junction ...>Padinjare Kotta (West Fort)...> Vazhappally Junction ...> Sreevaraham Junction
Nearest Railway Station : Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station (1.8 kilometers to temple)
Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport (5 k.m)
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