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Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple – About Ambalapuzha Sri Krishna Swamy Temple

Located 1.5 kilometers off the National Highway 47 at Ambalapuzha, this dedicated to Bhagvan Sri Krishna is famous for Palpayasam – a sweet offering made to the Lord. Ambalapuzha Sri Krishna Swamy Temple is believed to have been constructed between 15th and 17th century AD.

The murti of Sri Krishna worshipped at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple is the Parthasarathy form – Krishna driving the chariot of Arjuna. The murti holds a whip in the right hand and a sacred conch (shankh) in the left hand.

The temple is constructed in typical Kerala architectural style. A large pond is maintained adjacent to the main temple. The inner walls of the Sanctum Sanctorum are noted for paintings of the Dasavatharam (the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu).

Pallipana a unique ritual is performed by Velans (sorcerers), once in every twelve years. Another ritual is the 30000 kalabharam observed in Edava Masam. (May – June).

Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple and Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple

There is a popular legend that Guruvayurappan (Sri Krishna at Guruvayur) reaches daily at Ambalappuzha temple to partake in the sweet offering of Palpayasam.

During the attack of Tipu Sultan in 1789, the murti of Sri Krishna from the Guruvayoor Temple was brought to the Ambalappuzha Temple for safe keeping.

The temple is around 14 km south of Allappuzha.