Adi Kesava Perumal Temple, Tiruvattar, Tamilnadu is located 7 km north-east of Marthandam, and 50 km south-east of Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala).
It’s one of the 108 Divya Desams, and referred to in the Sangam period literature (300 BCE – 300 CE).
The Garbha griha (sanctum) is designed in such a way that the rays of the setting sun illuminate the deity. The temple stands at an elevation and is surrounded by fort like walls.
One cannot miss the incredible similarity between this temple and the Padmanabhaswamy temple at Thiruvananthapuram – It’s even said that the Thiruvananthapuram temple was built in these lines later. The imposing Vishnu deity in a reclining posture can be viewed through three doors.
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