Aranmula Thiruvonathoni

Aranmula village in Pathanathitta is famous for its Aranmula Kannadi (metal mirrors), the centuries’ old Sree Krishna Temple, the unique ritualistic feast of `Vallasadya,’ and famed Aranmula Boat Race and the list goes on.

Once a year, the River Pamba gets enlivened as an elaborately decorated snake boat glides across its placid waters bearing the provisions for a grand feast. The occasion is the journey of the Thiruvonathoni, a Garuda faced vessel, bearing the provisions for Thiruvona Sadya on Thiruvonam Day. 

The nightlong cruise of the brilliantly illuminated Thiruvonathoni beneath the night sky speckled by a grandiose firework display, swaying to the exuberant notes of the boat songs, makes for a stellar sight. 


Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple
Kottayam - Kozhenchery Rd Mallapuzhassery

+91 468 2212170

Getting there

Nearest railway station: Chengannur, about 11 km

Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 117 km

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Aranmula - Unique Heritage Village in Pathanamthitta, Kerala

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Aranmula Vallasadya - King of All Feasts

Aranmula Vallasadya - King of All Feasts

Every year, the centuries-old Sree Parthasarathy temple in the village of Aranmula in Pathanamthitta district hosts a unique ritual - the Aranmula Vallasadya. This is a ritual offering to Lord Parthasarathy, the presiding deity of the Sree Parthasarathy temple, where the oarsmen of the snake boats are offered a mega feast. With a grand spread of over 60 dishes, this is the largest vegetarian feast in the world. The two-month-long Vallasadya begins during the Malayalam month of Karkidakam.