Ananthapura Lake Temple

Ananthapura Lake Temple is a Hindu temple located in the middle of a lake in the Kasargod District of Kerala, South India, 5 km from Kumbla. This is the only lake temple in Kerala and the original seat ("Moolasthana") of "Ananthapadmanabha Swami (Padmanabhaswamy temple) Thiruvananthapuram".

Local legend has it that this is the original site where Ananthapadmanabha settled down. The temple's lake is also home to a venerable crocodile, which is supposed to be the guard of the temple. When one dies another mysteriously takes its place. Kumbala can easily be reached from Mangalore or from Kannur via a number of bus routes, as well as by train and taxi.


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