Did you know there’s a temple for the Indian constitution?
This building, located near Kudappanakkunnu in Kerala’s capital Thiruvananthapuram, is called the Bharanaghatana Kshetram, or Constitution Temple.
The visionary behind this unique temple is Sivadasan Pillai, a retired social science teacher
Founded on August 15th, 2021, this year marked the third anniversary of this symbol of constitutional reverence.
The temple consists of an open copy of the Constitution which is on display inside a glass case on the porch.
A lamp shines on it, 24×7.
All around it are messages culled from the Preamble and Articles of the Constitution.
Painted images of BR Ambedkar, Jyotiba Phule, Thycaud Ayyavu Guru, Vinoba Bhave, Ayyankali, Chattambi Swami, Sri Narayana Guru, Gandhiji, and so on adorn the walls inside and outside the building.
Reporting: Saraswathy Nagarajan
Video: Sreejith R Kumar
Voiceover: Gopika K P
Production: Reenu Cyriac