Snake Boat Race

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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 worship boat like deity.


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Snake Boat Race

  1. 1. KERALA SNAKE BOAT RACE Submitted By: Wilson Tom wilsontom.blogspot.com
  2. 2. SNAKE BOAT RACE OF KERALA <ul><li>The snake boat race festival is a sport that signifies TEAM SPIRIT, INTEGRATION and AMITY of the people of the backwaters of Kerala. </li></ul><ul><li>This is the LARGEST and only sport in the world in which more than 100 people participate in team. </li></ul><ul><li>Traditionally each boat belongs to a village and the villagers worship boat like deity. </li></ul>
  3. 3. THE ORIGIN OF SNAKE BOAT RACE FESTIVAL <ul><li>The annual snake boat race festival held in Allapuza is a thrilling event were giant snake boats compete for the prestigious Nehru trophy. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>SBR festivals are held just before the Onam festival. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>To make the boat slippery while in water, it is oiled with a mixture of fish oil, coconut shell carbon and eggs. </li></ul>KERALA SNAKE BOAT RACE FESTIVAL
  5. 5. <ul><li>The boat usually for the race is chundanvallom. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Its hull is built of planks precisely 83 ft in length and 6 inch wide. </li></ul><ul><li>This boat get his name as snake boat because if we see from aerial view it move like a snake through the lake. </li></ul><ul><li>The other boat which also performs at this event are; </li></ul><ul><li>palliyodan </li></ul><ul><li>Kettu vallom </li></ul>ABOUT SNAKE BOAT
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