The sweet porridge made of milk, sugar and rice offered in ambalapuzha sree krishna temple otherwise called Amabalapuzha Pal payasam.
According to Travancore Devaswom board it was also known as gopala
kashayam (kashayam literally means a decoction or extract of a
single herb or group of herbs).
What is unique about ambalapuzha palpayasam?
The payasam bears a
legacy of four centuries. It has a unique fragrance and the
distinctive colour of the champaka flower.This unique taste
and flavour has not been able to be replicated by others. Even king
marthanda varma of the tranvancore kingdom could not replicate this
taste when the same payasam was prepared as an offering to the diety
sree padmanabha swami temple
The larger quantity of palpayasam is made at the temple on Thursdays, Sundays, and on Vishu and Ashtami Rohini. The advance booking of palpayasam has been limited to 110 litres on these days, and to 90 litres on other days ..
.Please note than genuine ambalapuzha pal payasam is available at the
temple counter only and no other agency has been assigned the sale
or distribution of payasam. The temple devasom authorities of sree krishna temple can be contacted at the following telephone number
landline: +91- 477 -2272090, 2278825 , 2272290.
Those who have complaints about the quality of palpayasam can contact the Devaswom Board Vigilance SP through his e-mail id email@example.com.