|Elevation||7 m (23 ft)|
|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Aranmula (Malayalam: ആറന്മുള) is a village in the state of Kerala, India. At a distance of about 128 km from Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala, it is situated on the banks of the river Pampa, as a suburb of Kozhencherry in Pathanamthitta District. Nearby important towns are Chengannur (10 km), Pathanamthitta (15 km), Pandalam (14 km). The nearest railway station is at Chengannur and airports are at Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram. It is the venue of the annual snake boat race on the Pampa river. Aranmula is also famous for its metal mirrors, known as Aranmula kannadi. The palace at aranmula ( Aranmula kottaram) has a history of 200 years.
Aranmula is located at  It has an average elevation of 7 m (23 ft)..
Aranmula Parthasarathi Temple
Aranmula Parthasarathi Temple is a famous old major temple in Kerala. Main idol is Krishna, who is the leader of Arjuna in Kurukshetra War. It is believed that this temple was built near Sabarimalai near Nilackal. There is a flight of 18 steps that lead to the Eastern Tower while 57 descending steps from the Northern tower reaches the Pampa River. The temple here has fine murals from the 18th century.
Pulikkunnumala Mahadeva Temple
Pulikkunnumala Mahadeva Temple is 4 km from Aranmula. The old temple, is traditionally said to be the worship place of the pandavas. This temple is donated by Koikkattumalayil Late Shri. Ramakrishna Pillai to the Kshetra Samrakshana Samiti, Kerala.
Aranmula is known for the Vaasthu Vidya Gurukulam, the traditional way of constructing buildings. Aranmula is located on the banks of the river Pamba, which hosts another important annual event called the Maramon Convention.
The famous Aranmula Mirror, locally known as Aranmula kannadi, kannadi meaning mirror, is made here. This mirror is made out of high tin bronze.
The Place is of historical importance, the Thiruaranmula Parthsarathi temple. It is believed that the main idol was originally the "Thevaara vigraha"(one which was used for daily personal worship) of Arjuna the third Paandava. It is also believed that the thevaars vigrahas of the four other Paandavas are placed in the nearest four villages namely Thrchittaat, Thrppuliyoor, Thiruvanmandoor near Chengannur, Thrkkodithaanam near Changanassery.
The Aranmula Vallamkali, the wold famous water carnival is the main important event related to this place. It started in relation with the thiruvonathoni which starts on Uthraadam (day before Onam)evening from Kaattoor Mahavishnu temple with provisions for the 'Nivedyam' and 'samoohasadya' (mass feast)on Thiruvonam at the temple.The provisions are offered by the Mangattu Bhattathiry, the karanavar (the eldest member) of Mangattu Illom. (There is a legend also behind this.) Previously the Mangattu Illom was situated near Kaattoor temple and now it is at Kumaranalloor near Kottayam. There will be a representative from the family on the thoni (canoe), as a part of tradition. It is a nice sight to see the thoni moving down the river Pampa without rowing. The thoni is symbolic of Garuda the vehicle of Lord vishnu
The temple is threatened by the New air port construction by private company.
Aranmula Palace (Aranmula kottaram)
Aranmula palace is a traditional keralite palace which has a history of 200 years. Aranmula palace (Also known as Aranmula Vadake kottaram or Aranmula Kottaram) is the halt place of the holy journey 'Thiruvabarana khosayatra' at Aranmula.
Apart from the above specialities, Aranmula is famous for many other things like - Valla Sadhya, thanungu perukku. The Aranmula Tiruvaranmulayappan temple is very famous and one of the biggest in Kerala. Other small temples in Aranmula are: Ganapati Temple, Kadakal, Punnamthottam, Kuruvilakkavu, Kaippuzha, Pallimukkom etc. Edayaranmula, the origin of the Partha Sarathy is 2 km from Aranmula temple on Chengannur road. Very beautiful and natural place on the banks of the Pampa River. Vilakkumdaom is located in Edayaranmula were Krishna arrived travelling through the Pampa River by a small boat made by six bamboos (arru mula) and hence the name Aranmula. From there he went to the current temple location at Aranmula. Aranmula "Kodiettu" and "Pushpabhishekam" which constitute the holy procession of the idol of Krishna starts from the Vilakkumadom during festivals and ends in the "Aarattukadavu" located in the banks of Pampa River near the temple.
Aranmula Grama Panchayath
Aranmula Grama Panchayath is the local governing body of Aranmula. The Office is in between Kottakkakom and Kalarikkodu. The current president is Mr.Thankachan Kakkanadan.
Chengannur Mahadeva/Devi Temple
Chengannur Mahadeva Temple is one of the oldest and famous temples situated in Allappuzha district (Kerala). It is a sprawling temple complex with a circular Sanctum. Lord Shiva and Parvathi Devi are the main investitures of this temple. Differing from other temples, there are two main Shrines in this temple. Lord Shiva facing East and Devi facing West.
Chettikulangara Devi Temple
Many followers of the theory of Kerala’s genesis by Parasurama firmly believe that he had established 108 Durga temples, 108 Siva temples, numerous Sasthatemples, besides 108 Kalaris (place to learn traditional martial arts in front of the deity), Sakthi Kendras etc. Besides he had established five Ambalayas. Jagadambika of Chettikulangara, the Goddess of Oodanadu (Onattukara), is among the five Ambalayams. Though enough historical evidences and authentic study materials are not available to support, it is believed that this temple dates back to more than 1200 years.
Chettikulangara Kettukazhcha, conducted every year on the Bharani Nakshathram of Malayalam month Kumbham. It is probably the most amazing cultural visual spectacle in Kerala, similar to the Thrissur Pooram. The temple is in Mavelikkara taluk and about 3 km from Mavelikkara town.
Arattupuzha is located between 4 km away from Chengannur, and 5 km away from Aranmula, by River Pampa. Neighbouring villages are Nellikkal, Koipuram,Malakkara, Puthencavu and Neervilakom.
Neervilakom (also spelt Neervilakam, Neervilakem, Nirvilakam, Nirvilakom, Nirvilakem) is one of the villages situated between Aranmula and Chengannur, 5 km away from Chengannur and 7 km away from Aranmula. Neervilakom belongs to Aranmula panchayath situated in the extreme west part of Pathanamthitta district. It is the geographical border of Alappuzha and pathanamthitta districts. It shares its border with Malakkara, Arattupuzha, Puthancavu, Kurichumuttam and Piralasherry villages.
The main access to Neervilakom village is Chengannur- Pandalam parallel road. Other accesses are Arattupuzha - Neervilakom road, Malakkara- Neervilakom road, Chakkittappadi-Neervilakom road and Aranmula- Chengannur parallel road. Limited bus services are available. Auto rickshaws and taxies are available for convenient travel. Chengannur railway station is just 5 km away from this place and so is the main bus station.
Places of Pilgrimage
- Anikkattilamma Kshethram
- Chirakkirottu Nagaraja Kavu
- Kuttamthu Murthi Temple
- Muttettu Murthi Temple
- Nilakkal Mahadeva Kudumba Temple
- Pampu Mana Nagaraja Kavu
- Peringattukavu Devi Temple
- Sree Dharmashastha Temple
- St Gregorious Orthodox Church
- Thelliyoorkavu Bhagavthy Kshetram
- Thompilethu Nagaraja Kavu
- Thekkedethu Nagaraja Kavu
- Vadakkedathu Nagaraja Kavu
- Aranmula Boat Race
- Aranmula Kannadi
- Aranmula kottaram
- Snake boat
- Valla Sadhya
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- Chengannur Mahadeva - Devi Temple
- "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies". Kerala. Election Commission of India. Archived from the original on 30 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-20.
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