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Neyyattinkara is an ancient town, situated about 20 km south-east of Trivandrum city. The Sree Krishna Swami temple, founded by King Marthanda Varma (17291758), is of historical importance. The Neyyattinkara temple is situated beside the bank of Neyyar River.

In the premises of the temple, there is a historic jack tree, known as Ammachi Plavu, in the hollow of which Marthanda Varma is believed to have hid himself and escaped death at the hands of his enemies. Neyyattinkara Sree Krishna Swamy Temple is a famous Lord Krishna temple situated at Neyyattinkara Taluk, on the way to Kanyakumari, 20 km south of Thiruvananthapuram city, in Kerala.

One of the important temples of Lord Krishna, the temple is also of great historic importance as well. The temple enshrines Unnikannan (baby Krishna) as the presiding deity. Thrikayilvenna or Thrikayil Venna (butter) is a unique offering to Neyyattinkara Unnikannan the deity of the temple.

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