Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala


Payippad Boat Race

The Subrahmanya temple at Harippad in the taluk of Karthikapally in Alappuzha district is very famous. The annually held Payippad boat race on River Payippad commemorates the legend associated with the installation of the idol at the Subrahmanya Swamy temple. It has the largest participation of snake boats after the Nehru Trophy boat race.

The breathtaking sight of the racing snakeboats, trying their best to finish first is an exciting sight to watch.


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