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Nangiarkulangara Sree Krishna Swamy Temple – Festival – Information

Nangiarkulangara Sree Krishna Swamy temple is located at Nangiarkulangara near Haripad in Alappuzha district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Krishna. The 9-day annual festival in the temple begins on Thiruvonam nakshatra in Dhanu Masam.

The subsidiary deities or upa devatas worshiped in the temple are Ganapati, Ayyappa, Bhagavan Sri Rama and Yakshi. There is a well maintained huge pond by the side of the temple. Thursday is the most auspicious day during a week in the temple.

The temple has a circular sanctum sanctorum and the main murti of Bhagavan Sri Krishna faces east.

The annual festival is noted for various rituals associated with Sri Krishna temple in Kerala including Sree Bhootha Bali. Annadanam or food donation is held during the festival period. Traditional performing arts, music and dance of Kerala are staged
during the period.

Caparisoned elephants, melam, fireworks and sheevali are part of the festival.

The festival concludes with Arattu ritual – the utsava murti of Bhagavan is taken for purification ritual on the day.