Champakulam Boat Race, Kerala is a traditional and annual snake boat race of Kerala. Champakulam Boat Race is conducted on the moolam nakshtram or star in the month of mithunam on the holy river pamba. Its one of the oldest and the most significant snake boat races in Kerala has history dating back to 1545 A.D and it directly associated with the Sree Krishna Temple at Ambalappuzha. The race is about 450 plus years old..
Winner 2019 Nadumbhagam chundan (snakeboat ).The winning team is presented the rajapramukhan trophy. Winner 2018 Nadumbhagam chundan snake boat rowed by vembanad boat club. .
Why is it called moolam boat race ? The race is held on the River Pamba on Moolam day of the Malayalam month Midhunam (mid july according to english calendar), the day of the installation of the deity at the Ambalappuzha Sree Krishna Temple .... .
To be held on july 15 th 2019. Last race held on June 28 th 2018. .
Participating snake boats. snake boat category;
heats 1. champakkulam karichal
heats 2. devas, cheruthana
heats 3 ayaaparambu valiyadewanji , nadumbhagam