Ananthapura Lake temple Kasargod

Sree Ananthapadmanabhaswamy Temple is located in Ananthapura near Kumbla in Kasaragod District , A beautiful Lake Temple in Kerala, the Ananthapura Lake Temple (Sree Ananthapadmanabhaswamy temple) is an ancient shrine in the northern most district of Kerala.

The Ananthapadmanabhaswamy temple is known as the moolasthanam, the original source, of the Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple of ThiruvananthapuramSree Padmanabha (Lord Vishnu, The Preserver) seated on the serpent god Adisesha is the presiding deity here. The moolasthanam (original seat) of the deity is said to be the Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple at Thiruvananthapuram, where he reclines on the serpent god.

Ananthapadmanabhaswamy temple is situated in the centre of the Ananthapura Lake, on a remote rocky hill in a calm isolated region. From here one can have a bird's eye view of the green landscape around. The local people believe that there is a lone crocodile living in the lake.

Ananthapura Lake temple shrine is encircled by a chuttambalam (an enclosed verandah running around the building), its walls are adorned by murals and there is a cave within that takes you to a small pond where the water level remains steady regardless of climatic changes.