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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  • August 17, 2017
    so spiritual n calming its a must visit place.. a hindu temple so much divine feeling.. Had minimal people on the premises as i visited on an ordinary day. Its a must visit for travellers visiting ala...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Temple and place where onam and assciated uthrithathi snake boat race and vallasadhya is conducted per year  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    I visited Aranmula temple in last week with my friends.. Very nice place to visit.. We loved that place so much  more »
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  • July 12, 2017
    One of the oldest Hindu temple in Kerala. Aranmula Vallamkali ( boat race) Valla sadya attracts more people even from neighbouring districts and states.
  • March 2, 2017
    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'
  • June 28, 2017
    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.
  • June 30, 2017
    Great place for a Krishna devotee. Aranmula Kannadi' is a special mirror manufactured by local people near to this temple.
  • July 3, 2017
    An oldest Hindu Temple. Grama Kshethram of Aranmula gramam.

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