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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Aaranmula Boat Race (Kerala-India)

Aaranmula boat race: is staged each year in the month of August / September and is part of the Aaranmula temple fesstival. Thousands of people, locals as well as tourists, throng the shores of the river Pamba to watch this fascinating race, which has imposing cluster of snake boats called "Palliyodams". Each boat is manned by a crew of more than 100 men. Each boat is nearly 100 feet long, with the stem curved to resemble the hood of a snake and a tampering bow. The boats are festooned with silk and gold spangled umbrellas.
Location: Aaranmula village in kerala