Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple is a pristine and sacred shrine for hindu people. It is one of the oldest temples in Kerala.
Location : Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple is located just 14 km south of Alappuzha in Kerala
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple is old and religious temple in Alleppey. The local ruler Chembakasserry Pooradam Thirunal-Devanarayanan Thampuran was built this temple in the year AD 790. After some time Chembakasserry city is to be known as Amabalapuzha which was then even later changed to Alleppey. This temple is known as Dwaraka of the South.This temple is one of the few temples in Kerala that have survived time.
Main idol of Ambalapuzha temple is likened to Parthasarthi with a whip in the right hand and a Shankhu (sacred conch) in the left. Shankhu (sacred conch) is an oft-seen symbol associated with Lord Visnu and his many incarnations. This temple is directly associated to the Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Temple. The idol of Sri Krishna was brought from the Guruvayoor temple and safe keeping in Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple.
This temple is particularly famous throughout Kerala for Palpayasam, It is a sweet pudding and made of rice and milk has an interesting mythological legend behind it. This temple has a mythological connection to the famous Guruvayurappan. It is believed that Guruvayurappan visits the temple every day
Design of this Temple : The architecture of the temple is very similar to other contemporary temples and it has the glimpse of typical Kerala structure. This temple is attract many visitor and devotees through out the year.
Main Festival : Amabalapuzha Temple Festival and Aaraattu festival are main festival that are celebrated in this temple. Amabalapuzha Temple Festival is also known as Moolam water festival.