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Sree Krishna Temple in Ambalapuzha Kerala

Here is Some Information about Sree Krishna Temple in Ambalapuzha Kerala India.

Location: Ambalapuzha Kerala
Built in: Around 15-17 AD
15th – 17th AD.
15th – 17th AD.
Dedicated to: Lord Krishna
Entry: Free
Temple Timing: 3:00 Am  to 12:00 ,5:00 to 8:00 Pm
Significance: One of the most temple
Visiting Timing: 1 hour
Best time to Visit:
Nearest Railway Station: Ambalapuzha station
Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport 64 Km

About Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple 

The Sree Krishna Temple is located in Ambalapuzha Kerala.The 'Sri Krishna temple' here is called the Dwaraka of the South. The temple is known for the famous 'Palpayasam' (a sweet milk porridge) offered to the presiding deity here. The temple was built by Pooradam Thirunal-Devanarayanan Thampuran, the ruler of the Chempakaserry Dynasty which reigned over a part of the Travancore State, including Kuttanadu during 15th - 17th AD. An ardent devotee of Sree Krishna, he brought the idol of Lord Krishna from the Karinkulam temple in Kurichi near Kottayam and installed it in the Amabalapuzha Sree Krishna Swamy Temple.

The temple built in the traditional architectural style display paintings of the Dasavatharam (the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu) on the inner walls of the Chuttambalam. The temple is also famous for the 'Pallipana' performed by Velans (sorcerers) once every twelve years. It was in this temple that the 16th century poet Kunjan Nambiar staged the first 'Ottan Thullal', a solo dance performance with high social content. 
History of  Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple 

It is believed that one day Pooradam Thirunal Thampuran and Saint Vilwamangalam Swamiyar was traveling along the backwaters and heard melodious sound from a flute. Vilwamangalam Swamiyar, an ardent devotee of Krishna, had a vision of Lord Krishna playing flute on a Peepul tree. Feeling the presence of God, Thampuran decided to build a temple at this place.  
Festival celebrate  

The main festivals celebrated in this temple are the Arattu Utsavam held in March-April and the Champakkulam Moolam Water Festival held in June-July. The arattu festival, commences with the flag hoisting ceremony on the Atham day in Meenam (March-April). The main day of the festival is held on the Thiruvonam day of the month Meenam. 'Velakali', a traditional martial art form of Kerala is an important feature of this festival. 

How to Reach Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple  

By Road : There are many public and private vehecals available to reach  Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple Kerala.
By Rail : The Nearest Railway station is Ambalapuzha station.
By Air : The Nearest Airport is  Cochin International Airport 64 Km .

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