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Champakulam boat race 2013 or Moolam Vellamkali will be held on June 23rd 2013. Champakulam boat race or vallamkali is the oldest and most popular boat race in Kerala. No doubt it is hence the most watched boat race in Kerala. This year also plenty of boat race fans are moving to Aleppy to watch this competition. The live streaming of Champakulam boat race is available in almost all Malayalam TV channel websites.
Champakulam boat race marks the starting of boat race season in Kerala. It will be conducted on Pampa River at Vallamkulam, a small village in Aleppy district of Kerala. The Moolam Vallamkali has a legendary story associated with the Sree Krishna Temple at Aleppy.
Kerala Governor Nikhil Kumar will inaugurate the Champakulam boat race 2013. There are 29 boats participating in the competition this year. The 29 boats including snake boats will be the main attraction of the competition. Other attractions are Veppu, Iruttu kuthi and Churulan boats. The continuous rain and flood in Pampa is likely to reduce the charm of Champakulam boat race this year.
Boat race fans from all part of the country and other international tourists have come to Aleppy only to watch the Champakulam boat race live. The 29 boats with its oarsmen rowing them to the tunes of Vanchippattu is an exotic scene to watch.
Most of the Malayalam television channels will telecast Champakulam boat race this year. Malayalam news channels like Asianet News, Manorama News and Indiavision will have live telecast of Champakulam boat race during their news hours. You can watch live streaming of this competition from their official websites.