Snake Boats assemble on the Pampa river during the Aranmula Boat race in Aranmula, about 125 kilometers (78 miles) from Cochin, in the southern Indian state of Kerala, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006. (AP Photo)䈭
Palliyodams are Aranmula’s unique snake boats. Every year the boats are oiled mainly with fish oil, coconut shell, and carbon, mixed with eggs to keep the wood strong and the boat slippery in the water.
Only men of the village are allowed to be in the boat.
Dress. White loin cloth (Mundu) and turban.
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