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									EAST FORT
The East Fort is located at the heart of the CBD of Thiruvananthapuram city, the capital city
of Kerala- a South Indian state




                                      HISTORY




East Fort got its name from the eastern entrance to the fort built by the Kings
ofTravancore. The old city was all inside the fort on four sides with the Sri
Padmanabha Swamy temple at the center. It is said that there were huge
metal gates on this entrance to the Fort which was decorated with the
symbol of a conch, which was the isignia of the Royal Family of Travancore
          PADMANABHA DASAS
•   The Travancore royal family style themselves as Padmanabha Dasas or
    servants ofPadmanabha an epithet of Hindu God Vishnu since 1750 when
    Maharajah Marthanda Varma made over the state to the deity of the Sri
    Padmanabhaswamy Temple and vowed that from that that day on, the royal
    family would rule the state on behalf of Him. The title ofPadmanabha
    Dasa is prefixed to the name of every Travancore King while females call
    themselves Padmanabha Sevinis. This important donation of the state to
    the temple was known as Thripadidanam. The British government accorded
    the Maharajah of Travancore a high 19 gun salute, whereas for all temple
    festivals, the highest salute of 21 guns was fired.
                           PALACES
•   The Padmanabhapuram Palace was the main residence of the Travancore
    Maharajahs whereas the Ranis of Attingal resided at that place in their own
    palaces. Later the royal family moved to Trivandrum wherein the females
    resided at the Sree Padam Palace. Presently the Royal family members live
    at Kowdiar Palace in Trivandrum and at Chennai, Bangalore etc. Some
    members are also settled abroad in the United States of
    America, Australia, South Africa etc.
          LIST OF MAHARAJAS IN
               TRIVANDRUM
•   Anizham Tirunal Marthanda Varma 1729–1758
•   Karthika Thirunal Rama Varma (Dharma Raja) 1758–1798
•   Balarama Varma 1798–1810
•   Gowri Lakshmi Bayi 1810–1815 (Queen from 1810–1813 and
    Regent Queen from 1813–1815)
•   Gowri Parvati Bayi (Regent) 1815–1829
•   Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma 1829–1846
•   Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma 1846–1860
•   Ayilyam Thirunal Rama Varma 1860–1880
•   Visakham Thirunal Rama Varma 1880–1885
•   Sree Moolam Thirunal Rama Varma 1885–1924
•   Sethu Lakshmi Bayi (Regent) 1924–1931
•   Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma 1931–1947
METHAN MANI
• It is said to have been installed in the 1840s
  during the reign of Maharaja Swathi Thirunal
  Rama Varma. Records show that two clockwork
  mechanisms were purchased by the State
  of Travancore from Chennai. One was installed
  at Trivandrum, the other at Padmanabhapuram
  Palace, in Tamil Nadu district. Another school of
  thought says that it was erected to symbolize the
  victory of Travancore over Tipu Sultan.
                            History
 It is said to have been installed in the 1840s during the reign of
Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma. Records show that two clockwork
mechanisms were purchased by the State of Travancore from Chennai.
One was installed at Trivandrum, the other atPadmanabhapuram Palace,
in Tamil Nadu district. Another school of thought says that it was erected to
symbolize the victory of Travancore over Tipu Sultan.
                           PRESENT
•   The clock still works perfectly, and strikes each hour in a day. The clock has
    also taken a cyber incarnation through the software developed by
    the Centre for Development of Imaging Technology (CDIT). The Methan
    Mani remains a popular landmark in the city of Thiruvananthapuram. The
    chimes are audible around the locality.
                FORT GATE
115 Years Old
1970 ‘s East Fort
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