The Pamba River is regarded as the third biggest river in Kerala and this river originates from Pulachimalai in the Western Ghats. The Pampa river flows between Pathanamthitta district and Allapuzha district and finally it ends up in the Vembanand Lake. The Pamba river is also known by other names such as ‘Dakshina Bhageerathi’ and ‘River Baris’. Sabarimala, the famous Hindu pilgrimage temple dedicated to Lord Ayyappa is located on the banks of river Pampa. The devotees of Lord Ayyappa are seen immersing themselves in the river Pamba during their visit and they they consider this act as very similar to that of bathing in the Holy Ganges.
The Pamba river flows through various places of high importance which include places like cherukolpuzha where one of the most popular Hindu religious convention take place every year. The river also flows through, Aranmula which is unique in making the Aranmula kannadi. Aranmula is also known for the famous Uthrattathi boat race that is related to Parthasarathi Temple. Aranmula is also approved as a major cultural village by the government of India. Another famous destination that is locatedd on the banks of river Pamba is Maramon in Kozhencherry, and the biggest Christian convention in Asia takes place annually at this place.
The Pamba river flows in a northward direction and falls into Vembanad lake. There are mainly two dams located in the route of river Pamba and they are Pamba dam and Kakki dam. Apart from flowing through the major places, the Pamba river also flows through other places such as Chittar, Vadasserikkara, Ranni, Ayroor, Cherukole, Keezhukara, Kozhencherry, Maramon, Aranmula, Arattupuzha, Edanad, Puthencavu, Chengannur, Kallissery, Pandanad, Parumala, Mannar, Kadapra, Melpadom, Thevery, Veeyapuram, Thakazhy, Pullangady and Pallathuruthy.
Tributaries of Pamba River
The major 9 tributaries of Pamba river includes Azhuthayar, Kakkiyar, Kakkattar, Kallar, Madatharuvi, Thanungattilthodu, Kozhithodu, Varattar, and Kuttemperoor.