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Peroor Sree Krishna Swamy Temple – Festival

Peroor Sree Krishna Swamy temple is located at Ambalamukku in Thiruvananthapuram city in Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Krishna. The 10-day annual festival in the temple begins with kodiyettam on Thiruvonam nakshatra day in Malayalam Meenam month (March – April). The festival concludes with arattu on the 10th day.

The temple has a vatta sreekovil and it faces east. The upa devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathi, Shiva, Bhagavathy, Ayyappan, Muruga, Nagas and Navagrahas. The temple has a chuttambalam, nalambalam, namaskara mandapam and dwajasthambam.

The annual festival is noted for various Vaishnava pujas and rituals including pallivetta. Kerala temple performing art forms, melam and traditional music are part of the festival. The festival concludes with a huge procession to the Sasthamangalam Mahadevar temple. Annadanam is part of the annual festival.

The annual Gokulashtami or Sri Krishna jayanti is held with various pujas and rituals. Ashtami Rohini ghoshayathra, feast and other festivities are part of the important Krishna temple festival observed in Chingamasam (August – September).