Valla Sadya

Valla sadya is a mass feast which includes 45 varities of dishes, given by devotees of Lord krishna the presiding deity of AranmulaSreeparthasarathy temple, to the crew/ rowers of palliyodam( a unique kind of snake boat) which they consider as the divine vessel of Lord krishna.


Valla sadya is conducted by the devotees as a "Vazhipadu" to the lord ParthaSarathy. The Valla sadya is dedicated to any of the boat. On the vallasadya day, the oarsmen will come to the Temple in the boat through the river. The oarsmen offered Nirapara to the presiding deity at the Nadappanthal in front of the golden temple mast and went round the temple chanting Krishna bhajans (Vanchipattu). The entire atmosphere was charged with the rhythmic vanchipattu, songs in praise of Lord ParthaSarathy. The 'vallasadya' began immediately after the utchapooja at the temple. They were given a rousing reception. They circumambulated the temple, chanting the 'vanchipattu', verses in praise of Lord Krishna, before partaking of the vallasadya.


The vallasadhya on ashtamirohini or Sree Krishna Janmashtami day (birth day of Lord krishna) is considered special. As many as 48 palliyodams take part in the feast. Food is offered to around 1.5 to 2 lakhs people on that day at the Ootupura( a large dining hall) and the temple yard. As per tradition around 3,500 litres of specially prepared curd will be brought from Chenappady in Kottayam district.


Astamirohini Valla Sadhya items are :Adaprathaman. (Pudding); Aravanapayasam. (Pudding made from rice, jaggery and ghee); Aval (flattened rice); Avial (Mixed vegetable curry); Banana chips; Chammanthi powder (Chutney with chillies); Chukku vellum (dried ginger water); Curd; Ellunda (gingelly ball); Fried banana; Ghee; Ginger curry; Holy water from river Pampa; Kaalhen (curry made from curds); Kaalipazhampayasam (Pudding made of banana); Kalkandum (Sugar candy); KadalaPrathaman (made of Bengal gram) ; Kychadi (Curry made of rice and gram); Mango curry; Munthiripachadi (Curry made of grapes); Olen, (mixed curry); Pacchadi (A vegetable curry); Paalpayasm (Pudding made of Milk); Pachamoru; Pulisserry (Curry prepared with thick and sour buttermilk); Resam; Red CheeraThoran (made with a variety of amaranthus); Sambar; ThakaraThoran (Thoran with cassia tora); Unniappam.

 

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