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Haripad


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Haripad is a town in Alappuzha District, Kerala, India, located between Alappuzha and Kollam .Haripad is known as the 'Town of Temples'. There are eighteen Hindu temples there and more than 30 more in the surrounding countryside. The most famous temples are Subrahmanya Swami Temple and the Mannarashala Nagaraja Temple It is the land of "Mayura Sandesa", the land of snake boats .

Haripad had the names - Harigeethapuram and Aripad. That there are references to Haripad as "Aripad" in Kerala Varma Valiya Koil Tampurans's "Mayoorasandesham" and that Sree Karthikeya is addressed as "Harigeethaputhalayadeepa" by Sri. Swathi Thirunal are evidences to the importance and antiquity of Haripad.

A main feature of Haripad which attracts even the foreigners is the "Payippad Jalolsavam". It is believed the idol of Lord Subrahmanya was brought from Kandalloor with escort of snake boats. Payippad Jalolsavam is conducted to renew this memory.

 

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Haripad is a town in Alappuzha District, Kerala, India, located between Alappuzha and Kollam .Haripad is known as the 'Town of Temples'. There are eighteen Hindu temples there and more than 30 more in the surrounding countryside. The most famous temples are Subrahmanya Swami Temple and the Mannarashala Nagaraja Temple It is the land of "Mayura Sandesa", the land of snake boats .


  
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