Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple in Pathanamthitta Kerala

Here is Some Information About Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple India. 

Location:  On the banks of the holy river Pampa,Pathanamthitta district of Kerala
Built in: 700 years ago
Built By: Pandavas
Dedicated to:  Lord Vishnu
Lord Vishnu
Entry:Free
Photography:Allow
Significance: one of the most temple
Temple Timing: 6:00 Am to 8:00 Pm
Visiting Timing: 1 hour
Best time to Visit: August-September
Nearest Railway Station: Chengannur,about 11 km
Chengannur, about 11 km
Nearest Air Port: Trivandrum International Airport 117 km

The Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple is located On the banks of the holy river Pampa,Pathanamthitta district of Kerala.Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple is one among the best tourist spots in Kerala attracting thousands of pilgrims from all over the world.There are four entrances. The entrance on eastern side has 18 wide steps strong enough for elephants to climb. The temple has 8 tuskers which are housed in temple’s own anakottil, the stable of elephants.
The idol for installation was brought in a raft made of aru (six) mula (bamboo) and the place thereafter was known as Aramula which later on fashioned to Aranmula. The Aranmula Vallamkali (boat race) is conducted every year in Chingam (August/Septrember) to commemorate the arrival of the idol through water. Krishna’s birthday, Ashtamirohini, is also celebrated in gaiety as a 10-day festival during Makaram (January/February).Aranmula Sree Parthasarathy Temple is one of the most ancient temples of Kerala. The presiding deity is Lord Krishna. The temple is situated on the banks of River Pamba in Aranmula, Pathanamthitta district. It is here that the famous Aranmula boat race is conducted during the time of the Onam festival. The temple has a historic collection of murals by 18th century artists.
 
Festivals celebrate Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple 


Aranmula Vallamkali and Aranmula Vallasadhya are two celebrations of Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple. Both these celebrations are conducted during Onam festival season. Boat race, traditionally known as Aranmula Vallamkali is a boat race festival where snake boats are following the sacred boat. Here you can find boats from 39 regions known as Karas. It starts from Chennithala in west to Ranni in east region. Snake boats participating in boat race festival is equipped with hundred rowers, twenty five singers and four helmsmen. A snake boat participating in snake boat festival of Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple ranges about 103 feet in length.
Khandavanadahanam is another festival celebrated in Aranmula Parthasarathy Festival. This festival is usually celebrated in the malayalam month of Dhanus. It is celebrated by creating a model of forest in front of temple with dried leaves, twigs and plants. This festival is celebrated to memorize the Khandavana forest fire of epic Mahabharatha. Arattu is another festival celebrated in Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple of Pathanamthitta. Here diety is taken in a Garuda mount to Pampa River Bank.
How To Reach   Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple

By Road : Aranmula is 10kms East of Chengannur. Buses and taxis are availabe from Chengannur. Chengannur bus stand is opposite to the railway station. One can reach the temple in about 30minutes by bus.
By Rail : The Nearest Railway station is  Chengannur,about 11 km.
By Air : The Nearest Airport Trivandrum Internationpkbv cal Airport 117 km.
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