Aug. 30, 2018

Due to Kerala floods disaster, the annual ‘Aranmula Vallamkali’ was held without celebrations in the water stadium of the Pampa river on the ‘Uthrittathi’ day.


  • It is the oldest river boat race in Kerala held during Onam (August–September).

  • It takes place at Aranmula temple (dedicated to Lord Krishna and Arjuna) in the river Pampa.

  • Palliyodams: These are Aranmula’s unique snake boats (‘’Chundan Vallam’’).

  • Vanchipattu (song): The oarsmen sing traditional boat songs known as Vanchipattu while rowing the boat.

Source : The Hindu