Know about Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Temple, Kerala

See Also:–Parambikkulam Tiger Reserve

Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Sanctuary is a Hindu sanctuary in Ambalappuzha, Alapuzha  area of Kerala, in south India.

The Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Sanctuary is accepted to have been worked amid fifteenth – seventeenth Promotion by the neighborhood ruler Chembakasserry Pooradam Thirunal-Devanarayanan Thampuran.

The icon at Ambalapuzha is compared to Parthasarthiwith a whip in the correct hand and a Shankhu (holy conch) in the left. This sanctuary is specifically related to the Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Sanctuary. Amid the assaults of Tipu Sultan in 1789, the icon of Sri Krishna from the Guruvayoor Sanctuary was conveyed to the Ambalappuzha Sanctuary for safety’s sake. It kept securely for 12years.

The payasam served in the Ambalappuzha Sanctuary is well known among Hindu lovers. This sweet pudding made of rice and drain has a fascinating legendary legend behind it.It is trusted that Guruvayoorappan comes to here day by day at the season of Paal payasam as Bhog or Prashad to have it.


It is trusted that one day Pooradam Thirunal Thampuran and Holy person Vilwamangalam Swamiyar was going along the backwaters and heard musical sound from a woodwind. Vilwamangalam Swamiyar, a passionate fan of Krishna, had a dream of Master Krishna playing woodwind on a Peepul tree. Feeling the nearness of God, Thampuran chose to construct a sanctuary at this place.


Ambalapuzha Arattu is the fundamental celebration celebrated at the sanctuary for 10 days amid the Malayalam month of Meenam (Walk – April). A critical component of the sanctuary celebration is the Velakali – a novel military move frame performed amid sanctuary celebrations.

Ambalapuzha Moolakazhcha is another vital custom held in the sanctuary amid the Malayalam month of Mithunam on the Moolam asterism (Mool Nakshatra).

Champakulam Pontoon Race is hung on the Prathista day (symbol establishment day) of Ambalapuzha  Sreekrishnan idol in the Temple.

Some Facts

The temple is associated with the birth of famous performing art form of Kerala – Ottamthullal. It is believed that legendary Malayalam poet Kalakkaththu Kunchan Nambiar gave birth to this unique art form in the Ambalappuzha Temple premises. The Mizhavu (a big copper drum used as a percussion instrument in performing arts) used by Kunjan Nambiar is still preserved in an enclosure in the temple.

Thunjathu Ezhuthachan, who is considered as the father of Malayalam dialect, is accepted to have penned Adhyatma Ramayanam Kilippattu (an interpretation of the Ramayana and Mahabharatham or Mahabharatha ) in the temple.

You can also nearby temples like  Pallikkavu Devi Temple, Erattakulangara Shiva Temple, Kayippalli Sree Devi Temple, Moodampadi Devi Temple, and Puthukulangara Devi Temple.

Visit the Temple have a Blessed day!


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