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The snake boat race festival is a sport that signifies TEAM SPIRIT, INTEGRATION and AMITY of the people of the backwaters of Kerala. Traditionally each boat belongs to a village and the villagers ...

The snake boat race festival is a sport that signifies TEAM SPIRIT, INTEGRATION and AMITY of the people of the backwaters of Kerala. Traditionally each boat belongs to a village and the villagers worship boat like deity.


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  • KERALA SNAKE BOAT RACE Submitted By: Wilson Tom wilsontom.blogspot.com
  • SNAKE BOAT RACE OF KERALA
    • The snake boat race festival is a sport that signifies TEAM SPIRIT, INTEGRATION and AMITY of the people of the backwaters of Kerala.
    • This is the LARGEST and only sport in the world in which more than 100 people participate in team.
    • Traditionally each boat belongs to a village and the villagers worship boat like deity.
  • THE ORIGIN OF SNAKE BOAT RACE FESTIVAL
    • The annual snake boat race festival held in Allapuza is a thrilling event were giant snake boats compete for the prestigious Nehru trophy.
    • When Nehru was India's P.M, he visited Kerala and people of Allapuza gave him a grand welcome with snake boats along the backwaters.
    • As Nehru saw demonstrations of rowers provisos, he suggested an annual race to be held and donated the Nehru trophy to be given to the winning team.
    • SBR festivals are held just before the Onam festival.
    • Manned by 4 helmsmen, 100-125 oarsmen and singers, sitting in 2 rows along the length of the boat and sails to the fast rhythm of vanchipattu or boatmen’s song.
    • To make the boat slippery while in water, it is oiled with a mixture of fish oil, coconut shell carbon and eggs.
    KERALA SNAKE BOAT RACE FESTIVAL
    • The boat usually for the race is chundanvallom.
    • This boat is about 100-138 ft in length with the rear portion towering to a height of about 20 ft and a long tapering front portion.
    • Its hull is built of planks precisely 83 ft in length and 6 inch wide.
    • This boat get his name as snake boat because if we see from aerial view it move like a snake through the lake.
    • The other boat which also performs at this event are;
    • palliyodan
    • Kettu vallom
    ABOUT SNAKE BOAT
  • THANK YOU For adventurous travel blog please visit http://wilsontom.blogspot.com/