Santhanagopala-Krishnaswamy Temple, Kerala

Santhanagopala-Krishnaswamy Temple

Location: The Santhanagopala- Krishnaswamy Temple is among the oldest temples of India.  Sited at a distance of 8 km from Eranakulam, it is a museum temple which proudly flaunts rich history, starting from the Neolithic Age to the modern epoch, through fascinating full-size figures.

Description: Dedicated to Santhanagopala Murthy, a personification of Lord Vishnu, the word Santhanagopalamoorthy literally means the “Saviour of Infants”. As per the inscriptions on this temple, the foundation of this temple was laid in 947 AD. There are a number of things here which allure travelers from all over the world. First among which is its location and second is its amazing architecture. It is a historic edifice, which provides an opportunity to see the amazing world of the yesteryears. The life sized structures in this temple leave people spellbound, and they are surely a delight for those who have interest in history. Being located close to Ernakulum, this place is easily accessible and a lot of travel options are also available from different cities to this renowned religious place.

Activities: The sound and light show that takes place in the evening here, is a must watch. It takes you on a journey of history, and commentaries are given in Malayalam and English as well.

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