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Annual Feast with 64 traditional vegetarian dishes – Vallasadya at Sree Parthasarathy Temple in Aranmula in Kerala

Vallasadya at Sree Parthasarathy Temple in Aranmula in Kerala is a feast served daily after Utchapuja (noon puja in the temple) from mid July to Sri Krishna Janmashtami. On the first day the feast which includes 64 traditional vegetarian dishes will be served to the snake-boat crew, treating them as representatives of the presiding deity. Vallasadya in 2015 began on July 15 and will continue till September 5, 2015.
The Hindu reports
The preparation of the dishes for the Vallasadya begins with lighting the main hearth by transferring the flame brought from the sanctum sanctorum of Sree Parthasarathy Temple. 
The oarsmen from each of the Palliyoda karayogam, who are invited for the Vallasadya by the devotees, will reach the temple ghats in their respective Palliyodam in the forenoon. Devotees will escort them to the temple premises and they will go round the temple, singing Vanchippatu, songs in praise of Lord Krishna. 
The crew will then be escorted to the Oottupura (dining hall) of the temple for the feast.
The booking for Vallasadya offering is under way at the PSS office at the Panchajanyam auditorium on the Temple Road. 
Devotees who wish to offer Vallasadya may contact the PSS office at Aranmula (Phone: 0468-2239310). Bookings for as many as 382 Vallasadya have already been made as on Tuesday, according to Dr. Pillai.
The Ashtami-Rohini Vallasadya, a mega feast to be attended by as many as 1,00,000 people, will be held on the Sree Krishna Janmashtami Day on September 5.