Sreevaraham Lakshmi Varaha temple, Thiruvananthapuram
Sreevaraham Lakshmi Varaha Temple, locally known as Sreevaraham Temple, is situated at Sreevaraham of Thiruvananthapuram very near to the well famous Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. The principal deity of this temple is Varahamurthy, the third incarnation of Lord Vishnu.This Hindu temple is administered by the Travancore Devaswom Board.The main deity is Lord Vishnu in his incarnation form as Varahamurthy in sitting posture along with Lakshmi Devi. The sub-deities are Ganapathy, Sree Krishna, Nagarajah, Yakshiamma.The principal deity of this temple is Varahamurthy, the third incarnation of Lord Vishnu. There are only twenty three temples all over India in this depiction and out of these only in a few are shown his consort Lakshmi Devi along with him. At Lakshmi Varaha Temple, Thiruvananthapuram Lakshmi Devi is shown as sitting on his lap. In Kerala only three temples of Varahamurthy exist this temple at Thiruvananthapuram is believed to be more than 5000 years old.
Location : Sreevaraham Temple Fort P. O Thiruvananthapuram
Gods : Lord Vishnu
Landmark : Nearest Railway Station : Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station (1.8 kilometers to temple) Nearest Airport: Trivandrum International Airport (5 k.m)
The main festival is in the Malayalam month of Meenam (mid March -mid April) and during the same period of Painguni Festival of Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple. Varaha Jayanthi in the Malayalam month of Meenam is also celebrated in a grand manner.
Offerings that are common in other Vishnu temples are done here also which includes Archana, Ganapathy Homam, Ashtothararchana, Thrimadhuram, Paalpayasam, Unniyappam, Thulabaram and so on.