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Definition of THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
city & port S India NW of Cape Comorin ∗ of Kerala pop 744,739
Variants of THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
Thi·ru·van·an·tha·pur·am or Tri·van·drum\tri-ˈvan-drəm\
Seaport (pop., 2001: 744,983), capital of Kerala state, southwestern India. The community became prominent when it was made capital of the kingdom of Travancore in 1745. A large fort contains several palaces and a Vaishnava temple, which is a noted pilgrimage centre. Its cultural amenities include the University of Kerala (1937).