Alpashi Utsavam

Apart from the countless riches in its now renowned hidden vaults to the sheer genius and magnificence of both its interiors and exterior, there are myriad other reasons why people throng in great numbers to the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram. One such great event is the Alpasi Festival, which usually falls in either October or November each year. Its magnificent Aarattu cer....
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Its magnificent Aarattu ceremony, the holy bath in the sea for the deities, is the primary attraction. A large procession starts from the temple and proceeds to the Shanghumugham Beach, with the head of the Travancore Royal Family leading the procession, sword in hand. One gets to see caparisoned elephants, mounted police and columns of armed police as thousands of faithful devotees flock the streets to view this unique and historic sight.

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Tourist Information Officer
Pradeep Chandran
Department of Tourism

How to reach

The nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport, which is 4 KMs away.
The nearest convenient railway station is Thampanoor, which is 1 KMs away.
The nearest major city is East fort, which is 1KMs away.
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Venue Address
Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple
Date Time

31 Oct 2024 - 9 Nov 2024



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