Of the numerous Krishna temples in Kerala,
the five foremost are Guruvayur, Trichambaram, Thiruvarappu, Ambalapuzha and Aranmula. The
Lord Krishna at Aranmula is depicted as Parthasarathy, the di The temple is reckoned among
the 108 s to in the hymns of Alwars as 'sacred to Va is more popularly associated with the
age-old water carnival, widely known as the Aranmula Vallomkali or race, the most famous
among the water festivals he Kerala during the Onam season.
Author - K.R. Vaidyanathan