Ambalapuzha Shree Krishna TempleCurrently Closed
- Address: SH 12, Ambalapuzha, Kerala 688561, Alleppey, India
- Timings: 03:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +91-4772272090
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Festival
Ambalapuzha Shree Krishna Temple - Review
The Ambapuzha Shree Krishna Temple is supposed to have been built during the 15th – 17th century by the local ruler called Chembakasserry Pooradam Thirunal Devanarayanan Thampuran.
The major attraction here is the ‘payasam’ or the delicious pudding made with rice and sweetened milk which is popular among many Hindus. An interesting mythological legend says that every day when the payasam is distributed among devotees here, Lord Guruvayoorappan visits here around the same time.
The legend behind this payasam says that once Lord Vishnu appeared in the court of the king here and challenged him for a game of chess. The king being a chess enthusiast himself happily agreed to the invitation and told the sage to decide what prize he wanted if he won. The sage very modestly said that his needs were very few and he would only take grains of rice from him in a measure as how much it would be if they placed it on the chess board. They would have to measure it in such a way that the first square would have one grain, the second would have two, third would have four, the fourth sixteen and so on in a way that every square will have the multiple amounts of grains of its predecessor. The king not understanding the trick became upset that the sage asked for such a meager amount when he could happily give away so many other things. In an obvious manner the sage won the game and now it was time to measure the amount of grain in the decided manner. When the counting started the number of grains started increasing and it went on to more than a trillion and the king realized that he would not be able to fulfill his promise even if he would add all the grains of his kingdom and the neighboring kingdoms put together. In this moment of crisis, Lord Vishnu appeared in his avatar and told the king that he would not have to pay his prize at once but will have to in time. It id from that time that the payasam with milk and rice is offered to the Lord every day to pay off his debt.
The Ambalapuzha Festival is the main festival celebrated here to mark the commemoration ceremony of the establishment of the temple deity. This festival is also known as the Chambakulam Moolam Water Festival. The other main festival here is the Aarattu Festival.
Ambalapuzha Shree Krishna Temple Information
- You are required to dress up in a proper manner and no shorts, skirts and sleeveless dresses are allowed.
- Footwear is not allowed inside the temple.
- Photography is not allowed in the temple.
How To reach Ambalapuzha Shree Krishna Temple by Public Transport
- The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport.
- The nearest railway station is the Alleppey Railway Station.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Ambalapuzha Shree Krishna Temple
46.49% of people who visit Alleppey include Ambalapuzha Shree Krishna Temple in their plan
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90.8% of people start their Ambalapuzha Shree Krishna Temple visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Ambalapuzha Shree Krishna Temple
93.25% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ambalapuzha Shree Krishna Temple
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Ambalapuzha Shree Krishna Temple, Alleppey Reviews
Pride of kerala.! A devotee since childhood. The peace of mind, calmness you get when you see the temple premises is inexplicable. God bless all, god love all. Hare Krishna hare Krishna krishna krishna hare hare..
One of the most beautiful temples in kerala. It's iconic pal payasam is of divine taste. None to compete with it. At least once in a lifetime one should visit this temple and taste the pal payasam.
A beautifully constructed temple with a calm and peaceful atmosphere. The 'Payasam' served here is very famous for its taste and purity.
Palpayasam offering is so famous...its a Lord vishnu temple.have to take payasa coupon atleast one day in advance by paying Rs.160/litre and can collect it after 12pm.
A 17th century old temple called Ambalapuzha Sri Krishna temple, located at Ambalapuzha in Kerala is one of the popular temples of the state. This temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and an idol of Krishna as a child resides in the temple. It is believed that Guru Vayoorappan visits the temple at the time of prayers or serving Palpayasam. The deity of this temple has been brought from Guruvayoor at the time of Tipu Sultan’s administration. The temple remains thronged by the tourists visiting Alappuza to experience the serene backwaters, which is only 8 miles away. The best time to visit Amabalapuzha Temple is during its Festival (Amabalapuzha Temple Festival) in the month of July and the Aaraattu festival celebrated in March-April.