Amongst the highly revered five temple towns of the mysterious state of Kerala, the Aranmula Temple is bestowed with the coveted recognition of being one of them. Being cozily nestled in the heart of the district known as Pathanamthitta, the Aranmula Temple is quite comfortably accessible from any remote nook of the state of Kerala.
The beleaguering plot of land around the Aranmula Temple in Kochi is home to an array of shrines consecrated to Lord Krishna. This fraction of the landscape which holds these temples is recognized by the designation of Trichambaram, Ambalappuzha and Tiruvarppu.
The Aranmula Temple of Kochi is dedicated to Lord Parthasarathy and sanctified at the hands of the vivacious Pandavas, rulers of Hastinapur. Legend has it that tales of the grand existence of the Aranmula Temple at Kochi was also vividly mentioned in the great Indian epic Mahabharata.
The major fete that is celebrated with a lot of gaiety and fervor is known as 'Onam'. It is during this magnanimous carnival in Kerala that races are organized on snake boats among the various contenders. The Kochi Aranmula Temple is also refurbished in a very grand style during this festival.
The most precious possession in the Aranmula Temple of Kochi is the Aranmula “kannadi' which is the name given to a sparkling mirror flanked by shiny metal work. As a matter of fact there is an entire caboodle of glittering mirrors depicting many different shapes and sizes. Amongst other prized assets, the murals are also very famous.