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Sri Krishna took the role of a charioteer for the Pandava brother Arjuna during the Kurushetra war between two group of cousins Pandavas and Kauravas. Frequent conflicts arose from a dynastic succession struggle between two groups and the Kauravas, being vicious, gave all sorts of trouble to the peace-loving Pandavas. God Krishna was on the side of the Pandavas when a big war broke out. Knowing well that Arjuna's life would be in danger when facing him warrior ''Karna'', equally a great archer like Arjuna, to keep up his promise given to his mother Kunthi, used Nagasuram (serpent missile) only once. When he at last realized as revealed by Kunthi he had to use the formidable astharam against bis brother in the inevitable war, Karna aimed it at Arjuna's crown when the challenge was on. That point of time charioteer
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The God, at last revealed his true form of Sri Krishna when the ruler was quite concerned about the prize. The lord told him that he could pay the debt to him by way of serving paal-payasam
(sweet rice pudding made with milk) in the temple freely to the devotees every day until the debt was cleared. This temple is famous for paal payasam and the it is the main offering here. It is believed that Lord Guruvayoorappan visits the temple daily to accept the offering.
First introduced in the 15th century when this region was ruled by the Chembakassery Devanarayana Dynasty of Tiruvancore, during the festival time the idol of Lord Krishna was to brought to the Amabalapuzha Sree Krishna Swamy temple from the Karinkulam temple. This annual festival is referred to as the Moolam day of the Mithunam month of the Malayalam era. The ''Aarattu'' festival, the ritual bath to the deity (utchavar/procession god), yet another great event, takes place on the Thiruvonam day in March–April.
The temple is in Alapuzha distt. and is close (nine miles) to Alapuzha city.