Sri venkatachalapathy temple trivandrum, celebrating brahmotsavam festival
Sri venkatachalapathy temple- trivandrum, situated at southern gate of padmanabha swami temple
Sri venkatachalapathy temple located at trivandrum and very close to sree padmanabha swami temple and which 1 km away from here. it is not an ancient temple which built in the end of 19th century. the principal deity is vankatachalapathy, temple architecture showing some resemblances with the kovils in tamil nadu, the unique feature of sree venkatachalapathy temple which does not following the kerala style of poojas. the sanctum holding many sub shrines however the prime deity venkatachalapthy installed in the garbha griham. sree venkatachalapathy temple situated at the southern gate of sri padmanabha swami temple. devotees who reach at padmanabha swami can essily access also at venkatachalapathy.
Sri venkatachalapthy actually a shrine of lord vishnu.it also has the idols of navaneetha krishna. the prime deity installed with his consort alamelu mangai, the installtion of the deity done by Sree Ranganatha Satagopa Yateendra Mahadesika from the holy water tank. This temple is also known as Srinivasar kovil, Perumal Kovil, Iyyengar Kovil or Desikar Sannidhi. brahmotsavam festival is the main festival host here and it will lasts for ten days. vaikunda ekadashi is also main event as usual in all other vaihnavite shrines. some of the commonly celebrated festivals are Thiru Aadi pooram and Aadi Swathi,Janmashtami, Alwar Thirunakshtram etc.
The architecture of sri venkatachalapathy temple is very amazing this is the fusion of cultures in both kerala and tamil nadu. there are thousands of devotees headed to this spot from various places. it can be easily access to the kshethra from east fort. bus terminal of trivandrum is city is very close to the temple with walking distance. there are frequent services avilable to main cities of south india. trivandrum central rail way station is with just 1 km distance and international airport at trivandrum is about 7 km from the destination.