Translate

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Ambalamukku

Ambalamukku Junction





Ambalamukku is located in Thiruvananthapuram District of Kerala. This major busy commercial and residential area situated between Peroorkada Junction and Kowdiar about 3 km from Vellayambalam. Kamukara School of Music, the famous center for Indian performing arts, is situated here. Sree Krishna Swamy Temple and St George Orthodox Church are two important places of worship.
Trivandrum Tennis Club, Kowdiar Palace and Trivandrum Golf Club are some interesting spots in the neighborhood. Narmada shopping complex, an ideal destination for shopping, is only ½ km away. Vayalikkada, just 1 km from Ambalamukku, is an upcoming residential area well within the city limits.
Ambalamukku is around 8 km from both Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station and Thiruvananthapuram Central Bus Station. Trivandrum International Airport is 12 km away.

Online Train time in Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station
Location of Ambalamukku (Satellite view)

Peroor Sree Krishna Swamy Temple

Peroor Sree Krishna Swamy Temple is a highly respected shrine situated at Ambalamukku, a residential zone well within the city limits of Thiruvananthapuram. The temple is managed by the Tiruvithamkoor Devasom board, Ulloor Group.
Lord Krishna is the chief deity worshipped here. Lord Muruga, Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesh, Lord Ayyappa, Goddess Kali, Nagas and Navagrahas are other deities. The main offerings in the temple are navakabhishekam, Ganapathy homam, mrithyumjaya homam, sudarshan homam.
An annual 10-day festival held in Meenam (March/April) is a major draw. This grand festival features a host of cultural programs. A great procession called Arattu marks the finale of this festival. Sree Krishna Jayanti is the other important occasion in the temple.
Ambalamukku lies on Peroorkada-Vellayambalam route, about 3 km from Vellayambalam. It is around 8 km from Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station.

Kamukara School of Music

Kamukara School of Music is run by the Kamukara Foundation, an institution established in memory of the famous singer Kamukara Purushothaman. It aims to promote music and allied arts. The school is located near the Peroor Sree Krishna Swamy Temple at Ambalamukku in Thiruvananthapuram.
The school conducts classes in Carnatic vocal, veena, violin, flute, mridangam, tabala, key board and guitar. Drawing and painting classes and dance classes in Bharatanatyam, Mohiniyattam, Kuchippudi and Keralanadanam are also offered.
Regular buses are available from Thiruvananthapuram to Ambalamukku. Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station and Trivandrum International Airport are the nearest railway station and airport.