Parthasarathy Temple


Parthasarathy Temple Overview

Ranked 4 of 10 sightseeing in Adoor

Parthasarathy Temple, one of the ancient temples of the destinations, is situated on the western side of MC Road. The temple is dedicated to Lord Parthasarathy, an incarnation of Lord Krishna, and is one of the oldest Krishna temples in Kerala. Lord Parthasarathy is known as the charioteer of Arjuna during the Kurukshetra war. The ancient shrine is frequently visited during the annual celebrations of Adoor Gajamela, a traditional elephant festival.

The premises of the temple serve as a venue for the Gajamela, which commences on the concluding day of a 10 day annual festival. Celebrated during the first week of February, the main highlight of this festival is the nine costumed elephants. These nine elephants with parasols, take part in a procession that is carried towards the Chennapatti Temple. The temple also celebrates the Ashtami Rohini festival, the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna with great joy and enthusiasm.

During these festivals visitors can witness various folk art forms and dances including Parichamuttukali, Mayura Nritham, Ammankudam and Velakali in the temple premises. Other deities worshipped in the temple are Lord Ganesha and Lord Shiva.

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