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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 located near Aranmula, a village in Pathanamthitta District, Kerala, South India. 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. It is one of the 108 Divyadesam dedicated to Krishna, an avatar of Vishnu, who is worshipped as Parthasarathy (Partha's charioteer). The nearest railway station to the temple is located in Chengannur, while the nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport.Parthasarathy is the other name of Krishna on account of his role as Arjuna's Charioteer in the Mahabharata war. It is one of the most important Krishna temples in Kerala, the others being at Guruvayur Temple, Trichambaram Temple, Tiruvarppu and Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple. It is one of the five ancient shrines in the Chengannur area of Kerala, connected with the legend of Mahabharata, where the five Pandavas are believed to have built one temple each; Thrichittatt Maha Vishnu Temple by Yudhishthira, Puliyur Mahavishnu Temple by Bheema, Aranmula by Arjuna, Thiruvanvandoor Mahavishnu Temple by Nakula and Thrikodithanam Mahavishnu Temple to Sahadeva.
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  • World famous metal alloy metal mirror is created at this village. Only the family know the combination for genarations and the recipe is passed on.....  more »
  • Said to be consecrated by the Pandava Prince Arjuna, this temple is one of the most prominent temples of Kerala. Situated on the banks of the River Pampa, it is holy to Hindus. Visitors can enter the ...  more »
  • Temple is open till 12. Crowded on weekends and holidays. Hot stones prepare for that with children and elderly finding it difficult. Aranmula temple boat and mirror is famous take time for that. You ...  more »
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  • One of the oldest Hindu temple in Kerala. Aranmula Vallamkali ( boat race) Valla sadya attracts more people even from neighbouring districts and states.
  • Very calm and beautiful temple. But the temple surroundings are not very developed and we can not even find a good vegetarian restaurant nearby. Pilgrims from far away places will suffer as there is no options for their breakfast. Nearby main town is Kozhenchery , 3 KM from the temple. We can find lots of small shops selling famous 'Aaranmula Mirror'
  • If you are looking for a retreat, then this is it! The serenity and beauty of this temple and the town as such is remarkable.It brings you real joy and happiness.
  • Great place for a Krishna devotee. Aranmula Kannadi' is a special mirror manufactured by local people near to this temple.
  • An oldest Hindu Temple. Grama Kshethram of Aranmula gramam.