Aranmula Parthasarathi temple :

God and Godess :

  • Lord Sree Krishna
  • Sastha
  • Yakshi
  • Nagaraja
  • Erangavil Bhagavathy
  • Balarama

Location :

Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple,
Aranmula,
Pathanamthitta district- 689533
Kerala.

Timings :

  • Morning – 4 am to 11:00 am
  • Evening – 5 pm to 8 pm

Temple History :

The Parthasarathy temple is located at Aranmula in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala state. Lord Sri Krishna is the presiding deity of this temple as Sri Parthasarathy. The Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple is one of the “Divya Desams”, the 108 temples of Maha Vishnu revered by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars located near Aranmula. The Parthasarathy temple was completely constructed in the Kerala style of architecture, the temple is glorified in the Divya Prabandha, the early medieval Tamil canon of the Azhwar saints from the 6th–9th centuries AD. The sacred jewels, called Thiruvabharanam of Ayyappan are taken in procession to Sabarimala each year from Pandalam, and Aranmula Temple is one of the stops on the way. Also, the Thanka Anki, the golden attire of Lord Ayyappa, donated by the king of Travancore, is stored at this temple and taken to Sabarimala during the Mandala season of late December.

The temple has four towers over its entrances on its outer wall. The Eastern tower is accessed through a flight of 18 steps and the Northern tower entrance flight through 57 steps leads to the Pampa River. The temple has great architecture ripples the glorie of Kerala temples, and the temple has paintings on its walls dating back to early 18 century. Aranmula is also known for snake boat race held every year during Onam. Onn the day of Onam thousands of pilgrims arrives here from all over South India to watch the Snake Boat race. Also, Aranmula is one of the most beautiful locations of Kerala Tourism.

Festivals :

  • Aranmula Vallamkali(world famous water festival)
  • Khandavanadahanam
  • Arattu festival
  • Thiruvonam Festival – August or September
  • Ashtami Rohini Vallasadya – August or September
  • Kumbha sankramam – February or March

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Vallasadya (offering)
  • Chandanam Charthal
  • Pushpanjali 
  • Palppayasam (offering)

Nearest Temples Around Aranmula Parthasarathi temple :

  • Pandalam Mahadeva Temple – Pathanamthitta district – 15.00 km
  • Kaviyoor Mahadeva temple – Pathanamthitta district – 17.00 km
  • Thiruvalla Sree Vallabha Temple – Pathanamthitta district – 18.00 km
  • Malayalapuzha Bhagavathi Temple – Pathanamthitta district – 23.00 km
  • Erumeli Sri Dharmasastha and Petta Sasthavu Temples – Kottayam district – 32.00 km
  • Kalanjoor Mahadeva Temple – Pathanamthitta district – 36.00 km
  • Chirakkadavu Mahadeva temple – Kottayam district – 41.00 km
  • Iravimangalam Sri Suryadeva Temple – Kottayam district – 69.00 km
  • Sabarimalai Sri Ayyappaswamy Temple – Pathanamthitta district – 75.00 km
  • Ilanji Thiruvilanji kumarar Temple – Tirunalveli / Tirunelveli district – 107.00 km
  • Kutrallam Courtrallanathar temple – Tirunalveli / Tirunelveli district – 109.00 km
  • Tenkasi Kasi Viswanatha temple – Tirunalveli / Tirunelveli district – 110.00 km
  • Pampoli Tirumalai Kumaraswamy Temple – Tirunalveli / Tirunelveli district – 110.00 km
  • Cumbam Arulmigu Kambaraya perumal Kasi Viswanathar Thirukoil – Theni district – 124.00 km
  • Kadayam Vilvanatha swamy Temple – Tirunalveli / Tirunelveli district – 129.00 km
  • Chinnamanur Sivakami Amman pula Nandeeswara temple – Theni district – 141.00 km
  • Papanasam Arulmigu Papanasa swamy Temple – Tirunalveli / Tirunelveli district – 143.00 km
  • SankaranKovil Sankaranarayanan Swamy Temple – Tirunalveli / Tirunelveli district – 151.00 km
  • Singampatti Forest Sorimuthu Ayyanar Temple – Tirunalveli / Tirunelveli district – 155.00 km
  • Kalugumalai Kalugasalamoorthy Temple – Thoothukudi district – 168.00 km
  • Srivilliputhur Vaidyanatha temple – Viridhunagar district – 185.00 km
  • Srivilliputhur Andal Temple – Viridhunagar district – 186.00 km
  • kovilpatti Sri Poovananathar Swamy Temple – Thoothukudi district – 189.00 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Pullad – 7.00 km
  • Chengannur – 11.00 km
  • pathanamthitta – 14.00 km
  • Thiruvalla – 20.00 km
  • Mavelikara – 25.00 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Chengannur Railway station – 10.00 km
  • Thiruvalla – 20.00 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Trivandrum International Airport, Thiruvananthapuram – 116.00 km
  • Cochin International Airport,Cochin/kochi – 124.00 km
  • Madurai Airport,Madurai – 262.00 km
  • Calicut International Airport,Kozhikode – 270.00 km
  • Coimbatore International Airport,Coimbatore – 291.00 km
  • Tiruchirapally International Airport, Trichy – 342.00 km
  • Kannur International Airport, Kannur – 382.00 km

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