Festivals in Alleppey

Kerala is supposed to be the wonderland amongst Indian tourist destinations, with many assets of popular destinations like Alleppey. This ace destination of Kerala tourism holds many credits to its record like backwaters, fine sandy beaches and the most incredible boat races. The other beautiful side of this destination is the year round list of Alleppey festivals which add taste to  life at this outstanding destination in Kerala.

We can summarize Alleppey attractions in the form of vibrant festivals as follows

Alleppey festival

Chettikulangara Bharani – is one of the important temple festivals celebrated in Alleppey. The venue of celebrations of this splendid religious festival is the awesome temple of goddess Bhagavathi just four km from Mavelikkara. Mavelikara is a Taluk in southern part of Alappuzha district of Kerala, and is located on the banks of the Achankovil River. 'Kuthiyottam' and 'Kettukazcha' are the main rituals of the festival. It is normally celebrated in the month of February or March. 'Kuthiyottam' is the procession of young boys accompanied with traditional music. The boys are dancing in a devotional style.

Arthunkal Perunnal - This is the grand annual festival of amusement and rejoice celebrated in the churches of Alleppey in the month of January. This grand Christian festival is celebrated at the Arthunkal Church which is the major pilgrim center of the Christians. This festival is locally known as Makaram Perunnal. Thousands of pilgrims rush to the coastal village to participate in the festival. 

Chirappu Mahotsavam - In the month of December the important occasion at Mulakkal temple is the 'Chirappu Mahotsavam’. The place becomes live with many options of entertainment like circus, exhibitions, moving markets and fairs. The display of nine tuskers called Shiveli accompanied by Chenda and the Panchavadam music is a feast for the visitors travelling Alleppey during this time.  

Kadammanitta Padayani – is the splendid traditional martial arts dance which is performed each year at the Kadammanitta Devi temple. This art form consisting of colloquial speech unique to Kerala is a fascinating ritual which visitors to the area shouldn’t miss.

Chettikulangara Bhagawathy Temple in Alleppey

Kerala is land of historic monuments and temples and the temples are dedicated to different gods and goddesses from the Hindu Mythology. Apart from their religious importance they are mostly praised for their architectural delights. The age old art and architecture of the historic times is preserved in the form of these temples. From many reminiscent temples in Alleppey Chettikulangara Bhagawathy Temple, is the most revered temple. It is located at a distance of eight km from the national highway NH – 47. The temple is one of the tourist attractions in Alleppey.

Chettikulangara Bhagawathy Temple
Sree Bhagawathy temple located at Chettikulungara is around 1200 years old, and is dedicated to goddess Bhadrakali. Legend says that this temple was established by Lord Parashurama along with four other temples. The deity of this temple having astounding powers is devoted by many followers who visit the temple in hoards for paying tribute. There are many other shrines in the temple and a small patch of trees housing shrines of serpent gods. Apart from regular special Poojas, major event at the temple is Kumbha Bharani festival celebrated with pomp and fervor during the month of March. The processions during this festival are really worth watching which are accompanied with many cultural performances. Other places to see in Alleppey are Krishnapuram Palace, Alleppey beach, Kumarkom backwaters and bird sanctuary. 

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Champakulam Moolam Boat Race of Kerala

Life in Kerala is made colorful with many festivals and especially boat races held at these backwater locations. Champakulam Boat race is held on the river Pampa, on Moolam day of the Malayalam calendar. This was the day when idol of Lord Krishna was established in Ambalappuzha temple. It is the first race of harvest season starting from June and ending in October. Venue for the race is Champakulam which is just twenty six km from Alappuzha. This year it was held at Alappuzha, on 30th of June. It is one of the most popular boat races of Kerala. Local crowds along with tourists gather in large numbers at the venue to witness this graceful event. This race is continued as an age old tradition of around five hundred years. 

Champakulam Moolam Boat Race
The attractions of festivities include spectacular water floats, decorated boats and Vanchipattu, the song of the oarsmen. The most noticeable thing is the discipline of the participants and their well timed actions. Total nineteen boats take part in the various categories. This boat race in alleppey also features boats decorated with colorful canopies and the efficient performers navigating the boats. Since this boat race event has a religious background local people keep on pouring in large numbers to the venue during this festival to cheer the participants. This season of boat races from June to October is the great time to visit Kerala and witness these exotic events.

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