Parthasarthy temple, dedicated to Parthasarathi or Lord Krishna is said
to date back to the days of the Mahabharata. The Vaishnavite Alwar
Saints have sung its glory.
A famous pilgrim place for Hindus, the temple is in Chengannor on the
Thiruvananthapuram - Kottayam route. This temple is also associated with
water sports involving snake boats.
A major attraction is the snake boat races held as part of the festival
in August/September. Aranmula is famed for its hand-made mirrors of
polished metal called the "Aranmula Kannadi".
The temple dates back to the
time of Mahabharata
Aranmula Near Thiruvananthapuram
Parthasarathy, Lord Krishna
Formerly Known As
Snake Boat Races
Prime Attractions of Trivandrum
The Aaranmula Boat Race is staged each year in the
scenic village of Aaranmula in August/ September. This river carnival is
part of the Aaranmula Temple festival. more..
Varkala is a sea side resort, as well as an important
Hindu centre of pilgrimage. High cliffs with rich mineral springs rise
majestically from the coastline. The 2,000 year old Janardana Swamy
Temple and the Nature Centre are the two main attractions here