Ochirakali Boat Race

Ochirakali Boat Race is yet another famous event of Kerala.

In Kerala, Ochirakali boat race is held on the place where former rulers of Kerala, namely, Kayamkulam and Ambalappuzha are said to have fought a historic battle. The festival is held to honor that historical event.

Ochirakali is an annual event in the Sri Parabrahma temple, which aims at highlighting the martial skills of participants. The unique thing about this temple is that there are no idols or sculptures that are worshipped.

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