A brand new Chundan Vallam is being constructed at KARUVATTA, near Haripad, in Alleppey District. Karuvatta is situated at upper Kuttanad in Kerala. It is famous for the PAYIPPAD Vallam Kali (Jalotsavam) during Onam, Thiruvonam, Avittam and Chathayam. This is the only Jalotsavam where the Jalotsavam is spread on three days. Karuvatta is one of the participant of this Utsavam – KARUVATTA, CHERUTHANA, AYAPARAMPU, ANARI, KARICHAL, PAYIPPAD, VALIYAKULANGARA ETC. ETC are the participants of this Utsavam.All of these villages have their own boats. These boats participates in other Jalotsavams also – such as Moolam Vallam Kali (on 19th June, 2008 at 2 PM you can see live in TV-Amrita). Nehru Trophy, and many other Jolotsavams in the state. Kerala Govt. declared Jalotsam as one of the approved sport item.
The existing Chundan Vallam belonging to KARUVATTA has become oldand now the village members are constructing a brand new one with the co-operation of some 50 enthusiasts in this sports. The construction will be over and the NEETTIL IRAKKU (Inauguration) will be on the 23rd July, 2008 and this being one of the auspicious function, people from all the neighbouhood villages including dignitaries in the state will attend.
We wish KARUVATTA and it’s enthusiastic supporters a successful journey ahead in the coming days.