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“Ambalapuzha Sri Krishna Temple”

Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple
Ranked #1 of 60 things to do in Alappuzha
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

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.

5  Thank sbchand
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

I was totally disgusted with the experience at Guruvayoor with the way devotee crowds are dealt and behaviour of priests and others managing the flow of devotees....so a visit to this place was totally opposite.
The place allows you those precious moments of calm and feeling spiritual. You can pray. The only thing lacking is proper signage for visitors who dont understand Malyalam. A map of the temple courtyard marking major places will be very good.

2  Thank SoulDubai
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

my wife house is at ambalapuzha near the temple. what I fascinated more is the :NATAKASALA SADYA" It is a methology one day VilwamangalamSwamy came to pray at Ambalapuzha temple. at that time lord Krisha was not inside the temple but he was found to be eating food with the dieties in a hall .when the lord saw swamy he took hand full of food and throw into swamies body and ran to the near by temple pond and came back

4  Thank sadeepms
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

we stayed at a beautiful resort "Triveny River Palace" and were suggested to go to Karumadikuttan and Ambalapuzhaa temple ................ the earlier was in a dilapidated condition, but were amused to see such a 10 centruy statue of Lord Buddha.................. but we were amused by the beauty and sanctity of the temple,,,,,,,,,,,, the painting on the walls were excellent and the icing on top was the "PAYASAM" that was served, there is a mythological story to the pudding being served at this place.

2  Thank JerryWashington1972
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

I was much looking forward to a visit at this temple - we went at dusk - about the only place in Kerala where mozzies and other biting insects were out in force. Getting into the inner sanctum proved difficult. Had to take shoes off at least 100 yards away for tourists but locals were walking with their leather shoes in their hands!

A beautiful elephant there but sadly chained up at the foot - poor thing probably being used in procession on high days and holidays. Not that different from using animals to do tricks in circuses!

The trip advisor photo paints a rather quaint picture bit disappointed in reality. Perhaps being bitten was a distracting influence.

One spectacular aspect was within minutes hundreds of divas were lit - this did look lovely. Didn't get a chance to stay longer and explore.

2  Thank Latarees
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