Situated close to Allepey (Alapuzha) on the sides of National Highway No 47, in Kerala, this is a famous and historic temple of Lord Sri Krishna. This is a huge temple complex. The deity is in the boyhood form of the Lord.
The most important offering here is the Kheer (Payasam) popularly known as "Ambalapuzha Palpayasam". This Kheer made of Rice, Milk and Sugar has an exqusite taste unmatched by any other preparations anywhere else.
This temple under t he Travancore Devaswom Board was under the Travancore Dynasty. An original art form of Kerala, called "Ottam Thullal" was first enacted in this temple by its protogonist, the late Kunjan Nambiar. This art form where the actor narrates and enacts epical stories along with lots of satire and fun is not as popular as the famous "Kathakali" but is even now popular in the state.
When you travel from Kollam(Quilon) to Alleppey, look for a major junstion on the NH where there is a structure indicating the turning to this temple.
A must see for any Krishna devotee.
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