Aranmula Boat Race – Uthrittathi Avallamkali At Aranmula Temple
Aranmula boat race is one of the most popular cultural event in central travencore. It’s take place in the river pamba, near to partha sarathy temple aranmula. Aranmula is small village near to kozhencherry in pathanamthitta district,the aranmula boat race called aranmula uthritadi vallamkali,it takes place at the backwaters of river pamba,this water fest conducting on the fourth day of onam,uthritadi.the boats participate in the race called snake boats or chundan vallam,more than 30 snake boats gets take part in the festival and they are from the nearest areas of aranmula.vallasadya is a celebration in the in the parthasarathy temple at Aranmula, vallasadya conducts during the boat race and there is a feast at the temple.
The vallasadya is conducted on Ashtamirohoni day,is the birthday of lore krishna.more than 100 dishes served on the feast,different dishes including variety of payasams will served ,the dishes can got by singing vallasadya song,the ingrediants served by the peoples who owned palliyodam,around one lakh people attended in boat race and valla sadya. The different palliyodam(snake boats)from the nearby villages which are made by the peoples lived there,it is a worship to God krishna,the making part of pallyodam.
Making process are very important,only men can touch this and they must be barefooted like in temple,when they come in part of race they are keep the rules of boat race.and also important to maintain all boats every year by fish oil.there is a captain for every boats.the boat which reach in first win the game.aranmula boat race,aranmula valkkannadi,aranamula vallasadya are the heritage of aranmula parthasarthy temple.aranmula is the cultural center of pathanamthitta district.aranmula situated at a distance 116 km from trivandrum,parthasarathy temple situated at the banks of holy river pamba.vanchipattu is the boat song it is the major part of the boat racing.
Event date: 08-09-2017,friday,Venue: River pamba, Aranmula in Pathanamthitta district,Location: Aranmula,District: Pathanamthitta.
list of palliyodam participate in uthrattathi boat race are
arattupuzha , ayroor , chennithala , cherukol , edanad , edappavoor , edappavoor , peroor , edasserimala , edayaranmula , kadapra , mangalam , melukara , maramon , othera , thottappuzhassery , venpala , vanmazhi , umayattukara , thaimaravumkara , thekkemuri , ranni , punnamthottam , prayar , poovathoor east west , othera , nellikkal , nedumprayar , muthuvazhi , mundankavu , mallappuzhasserry , lhaha , kuriyannoor , kozhencherry , kottathoor , koipuram , kodiattukara , keezhukara , kattoor , kizhavanmuri etc.
Uthrattathi Boat Race live coverage once covered on Amrita tv, we can expect the same through dd malayalam channel.