Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple, Pathanamthitta

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The Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple is one of the "Divya Desams", the 108 temples of Vishnu revered by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars[1] located near Aranmula, a village in Pathanamthitta District, Kerala, South India.

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The temple is dedicated to Parthasarathy, Lord Krishna's role as Arjuna's Charioteer in the Mahabharatha war.[2] The temple is on the left bank of the Pampa River. The sacred jewels of Ayyappan (Thiruvabharanam) are taken in procession to Sabarimalai each year from Pandalam, and Aranmula Temple is one of the stops on the way. Also, the Thanka Anki (golden attire) for Ayyappa, donated by the king of Travancore, is stored here and taken to Shabarimala during the Mandala season (late December). Aranmula is also known for the watersports involving a spectacular procession of snake boats. It is also linked with legends from the Mahabharata.
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  • The Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple is one of the "Divya Desams", the 108 temples of Vishnu revered by the 12 poet saints The nearest railway station to the temple is located in Chengannur, while the ne...  more »
  • The Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple is one of the "Divya Desams", the 108 temples of Vishnu revered by the Alwars. It is located near Aranmula, a village in Pathanamthitta District, Kerala, . Constructe...  more »
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  • One of the beautiful Krishna temples of Kerala, apart from the temple people also come here to buy the mirror which is made out of pure metal instead of glass. It is considered to be very auspicious, people take it to their home and pray to it like every idol and it is said to grant boons.
  • Aranmula temple is one of the ancient temples of Kerala. This is in a beautiful calm village and river pampa is flowing near. Aranmula boat race and Aranmula Kannadi is famous
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