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The Kovils Of Kerala
Index Author
Invocation Introduction
Tiruvananthapuram Bhagawathi Of Chengannur
Aranmula Parthasarathi Ambalapuzha Krishna
Sabarimalai Lord Siva Of Ettamanur
Annadana Prabhu Of Vaikom Mother Raja Rajeswari Of Chottanikara
Mother Kali Of Kodungallur Kutalamanikyam
Sri Rama's Temple - Triprayar Sri Vadakkunathan Of Trichar
Gurupavanapura The Kozhikode Tali
Tiruvil Wamala Lord Raja Rajeswara Of Taliparamba
Lord Krishna Of Trichambram Tiruvangad Perumal Temple
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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ARANMULA PARTHASARATHI

 

THE VALLASADYA FEAST

This religious custom started thus with full faith in the Lord's grace, later developed into a state sport of unusual attraction and glamour. The boats called Chundan vallom are very big in size measuring more than 100 feet in length and an 18 feet long stern. It is manned by 100 rowers, 4 helmsmen and 25 singers. The boats participating in the Vallomkali normally' assemble at the temple ghat by dawn and sail ahead in pairs under able supervision. The course lasts for two hours. It is quite thrilling to see the rowers striving their best, and the singers enthusing them with rousing tunes. As it is a race, each participant tries to out step the other with utmost prowess. 

The spectators enjoy the spectacle with baited breath. Soon after the race, an elaborate sumptuous feast is given to the participants and it is called Vallasadya. It is quite rewarding and rejuvenating too. Ardent devotees deem it a .pleasure to meet its expenditure, since the custom started with pious motive. of offering prayers to Sri Parthasarathy, the presiding of the deity whose omni compassion lifted and is lifting the deserving.     

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About Aranmula Parthasarathi
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