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Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple, Kerala

Exhibiting Kerala Style architecture, Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple is a Hindu temple in Alappuzha, Kerala. Chembakassery Pooradam Thirunal-Devanarayanan Thampuran constructed the temple during 15th-17th AD. The idol of this temple is equated to Parthasarthi holding the whip in one hand and a sacred conch in the other. The temple is linked to the Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple.

Legends state that during the invasion of Tipu Sultan in 1789, Sri Krishna idol was brought from the Guruvayoor Temple to the Ambalappuzha Temple. The Payasam, a sweet pudding made of rice and milk, is popular among devotees. It is believed that Guruvayoorappan visits the temple daily to have Palpayasam Nedyam.

Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple is Famous For

Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple is renowned for its unique architecture. Designed in Kerala style, the architecture and construction of the temple are wonderful. A beautiful painting of ten avatars of Lord Vishnu in the temple premises is a prime attraction. Above all, Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple is known for its magicians, and Ottanthullal performed annually.

Festivals/Events Celebrated at Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple, Kerala

Champakulam Moolam Festival is a significant festival celebrated in Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple. It is celebrated on Moolam Day every year. A large number of pilgrims and tourists flock this place and seek blessings from Lord Krishna. The Arattu festival is also celebrated with great enthusiasm here. It is observed during March – April. This festival commences with flag hoisting on the Atham star. Pallipana is another festival celebrated once in every 12 years.

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