Champakulam Moolam Boat Race

Champakulam Moolam Boat Race is one of the ancient and most popular boat races in South India State of Kerala. The race is organized on the river Pampa at Champakulam in District Alappuzha on on Moolam Days.According to a legend, Maharaja Devanarayana of Chempakasseri on the advice of the royal priest built a beautiful temple at Ambalappuzha but just before the installation of the deity, he was told that the idol was not auspicious. However, on suggestion of his minister, her arranged for the beautiful idol of Sree Krishna, said to be presented to Arjuna by the Lord himself, to be brought down from the Karikulam Temple in Kurichi. The average length of the snake boats measures to hundred feet.

Time : Moolam Days
Venue: Pampa river

Even Today the pageant is still re-enacted with the same enthusiasm and the charming beauty of the procession of boats decorated with colorful parasols and performing arts that greets the spectator before the race enchants one. The race proper is held in various stages for various categories of boats.The annual event of Snake boat race is celebrated on a grand scale with much enthusiasm and vigor that fills the air with joy and excitement.The snake boats are called so because of the huge sterns of these boats that looks like a hood of a cobra raised in anger.

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