Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Swamy Temple – popular vishnu temple in kerala
Ambalappuzha sreekrishna temple and delicious paalpayasam
Ambalappuzha sreekrishna swami temple is one of the famous krishna temple kerala. ambalappuzha literally means river by the temple The presiding deity of the temple is Vishnu, worshiped in the form of Krishna.the temple known as southern guruvayoor.this temple is associated with guruvayoor temple,ambalappuzha paalpayasam is most famous among the hindu devotees and it is believed that guruvayoorappan reaches daily here to having payasam.it is delicious dish made with chemba rice and milk.the temple become most popular by the payasam (പാൽപ്പായസം) serving here.
Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Timings – 3 A.M to 12 P M and 5 PM to 8 PM
It is believed that the temple made in AD 15,by the order of local ruler chembakassery Pooradam Thirunal-Devanarayanan Thampuran,chambakkulam moolam boat race held in the river pamba on the moolam day of the malayalam month midhunam the day is the installation of Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Temple .the famous art form ottanthullal was originated from here,kunchan nambyar created this art form, it is believed that this is the first form of mimicry in kerala.
he is also the inventor of mizhav which is used in temple for some occasions it is believed that thunjathu ezhuthachan written great adhyathma ramayana by staying here,The main festival of the temple is the 10-day Arattu Utsavam in Meenam (March/April). Processions by several caparisoned tuskers accompanied by vadya-melams (percussion instrument musics) and performances of Vela kali, a martial art form, are the main attractions.
The procession ends with enchanting fireworks pallippana (പള്ളിപ്പാന)is a festival celebrated after every 12 year. Ambalappuzha is a small town about 13 kilometers from alappuzha town beside NH 47. The temple is situated about 1.5 kilometers east of the town junction.the major railway stations near to this temple are alappuzha and changanacherry. ksrtc bus stations available from here are ambalappuzha, alappuzha and changanacherry.the contact details are mentioned below Address: SH 12, Ambalappuzha, Kerala 688561,Phone: 0477 227 2090