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|• Panchayath President||Smt. Sathi S Nath|
|• Rank||2nd in the district|
|• Density||1,866/km2 (4,830/sq mi)|
|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Alappuzha|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Ambalappuzha|
The headquarters of the historic Chempakasseri Ambalapuzha rajahs were near the temple. Ambalappuzha remained an independent principality under the Chempakasseris until the mid-18th century when it was conquered and absorbed by the Kingdom of Travancore under Marthanda Varma (1706–1758). Thereafter, the Chempakasseri royal family went into decline.
Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna Temple
In this temple 'Pallipana' is performed by velans or sorcerers once every twelve years. Human sacrifice was conducted in ancient times, but cocks have now replaced humans on the sacrificial altar.
Kalakkaththu Kunchan Nambiar (1705–1770) also spent his youth at Ambalappuzha.
Ambanattu Panikkar Varavu
This is a ceremonial procession by members of the Ambanattu Panikkar family who bring pots of honey as ritual offerings to the deity at Sree Krishna Swamy Temple, Ambalapuzha. [better source needed]
- Sarat Chandra Roy (Ral Bahadur) (1986). Man in India. A. K. Bose. p. 323.
- "Temples/Temple Legends connected with Mahabharata". Archived from the original on 2009-10-25.
- "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies" (PDF). Kerala. Election Commission of India. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-20.
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