KSRTC launches Mahabharata-focused economy tour packages

Thiruvananthapuram: The cash-strapped public transport company of Kerala, which is seeking diversified means for its survival, has now released a budget-friendly pilgrimage package focusing on the Mahabharatha epic to appeal to ordinary passengers and tourists.

The new package offers the opportunity to visit the famous Pancha Pandava temples in the southern state and participate in the famous ‘Valla Sadhya’, the ritual feast served at the Parthasarathy temple in Aranmula.
They will also have the chance to see firsthand the making of the historic Aranmula Kannadi, a unique mirror made in the region by skilled craftsmen.

KSRTC management announced the package on Wednesday and invited those interested to pre-book their trip from its respective depots.

According to tradition, Thrichittatt Maha Vishnu Temple, Puliyur Mahavishnu Temple, Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple, Thiruvanvandoor Mahavishnu Temple and Thrikodithanam Mahavishnu Temple are the five temples in the southern state, which are said to have been built by five Pandava brothers – Yudhishtira , Bheema, Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva respectively.

The five temples are located in the Changanacherry and Chengennur taluks of ancient central Travancore on the banks of the holy river Pamba. The society said the five sites are also referred to as the five Vaishnava temples.

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