Tiruvattaru, where both Sun and Moon worship Maha Vishnu

Adi Keshava Perumal Temple, Tiruvattaru is among the rarest of rare Vishnu temples. Also counted among the 108 Divya Desam or divine abodes of Mahavishnu, this temple is famous for both the Sun and Moon planetary deities worship Mahavishnu. Devotees may be blessed to witness this visual spectacle where the rising Sun’s rays touch Adi Keshava Perumal’s feet and the setting Sun’s rays fade from this deity’s face. Best seen during mid-March to mid-April or mid-September to mid-October.

The main deity here is also seen directionally facing and blessing the Moon, and seen resting or shayan on his left hand. In general Maha Vishnu is depicted resting on his right hand in Adi Keshava Perumal temple that is located in Tiruvattaru, which is the only place where he is seen giving darshan on his left hand.

Tiruvattaru is situated between Kanyakumari and Trivandrum, closer to the famous Padmanabhapuram Palace, which is in the border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

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