Sreekrishna Temple

Sreekrishna Temple in Alappuzha is one of the most popular places of worship. The location of Sreekrishna temple is in Ambalappuzha, which is only 14 km from Alappuzha. The Sreekrishna temple in Alappuzha is one of the most important temples in Kerala.

The typical kerala style architecture of this temple is worth admiring. Paintings of the Dasavatharam or the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu are displayed on the inner walls of the temple. This temple is best known all across India for the event of Palpayasam, which is the daily offering of sweetened milk porridge. The idol in this temple is of a smiling naughty boy. This is a 3 ft high idol always adorned in sandalwood paste. It is said that the deity is none other than Lord Krishna.

The main festival of Sreekrishna temple is the 10-day Arattu Utsavam, which is celebrated every year in March or April. Processions of several percussionists and performances of Velakali - a martial art form, are the main attractions during this festival. At the end of the procession, enchanting fireworks are cracked. During this festival the devotees are honored with a feast twice a day. There is a big auditorium in this temple, where many performances related to the holy doctrines are staged.

Last Updated on 05 May 2011