Aranmula Boat Race 2013 on 20 September

Published on: 31 Jul, 2013
Published under: General Kerala News, Pathanamthitta District News

31 July 2013
Pathanamthitta

Uthrittthi Vallamkali or Aranmula Boat Race , a snake-boat regatta on the Pampa, at Aranmula, will be held on September 20. Addressing a press conference here on Monday, K.V. Sambadevan, Ratheesh R. Mohan, and P. Mohanachandran, Palliyoda Seva Sanghom (PSS) president, secretary, and convener respectively, said Governor Nikhil Kumar would inaugurate the event at 1.30 p.m. G. Karthikeyan, Assembly Speaker, will preside over the function.

Union Minister Chiranjeevi will flag off the boat race and P.N. Narendranathan Nair, Nair Service Society president, will deliver the keynote address.

As many as 50 snake-boats (Palliyodams) will take part in the pageantry and race to be held in the A and B batches.

Winners in the pageantry and race would be presented with the Mannam Trophy, R. Sankar Memorial Trophy, the Travancore Devaswom Board Trophy, Uthradom Tirunal Marthanda Varma Trophy, District Panchayat Trophy, and Velu Pillai Memorial Trophy.

PSS office-bearers said the annual Vallasadya offering to the presiding deity of the Sree Parthasarathy temple at Aranmula will begin with Travancore Devaswom Board president M.P. Govindan Nair lighting a ceremonial lamp in front of the holy golden temple mast immediately after the Utchapuja at the temple on Wednesday. TDB members Subhash Vasu and P.K. Kumaran will serve the feast on a plantain leaf on the occasion.

Source– http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/aranmula-boat-race-on-september-20/article4968043.ece

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