Payipad Boat Race 2017 September 4,5,6 (Thiruvonam, Avittam, Chathayam days of Chingam month).
The Payipad Boat Race is perhaps the oldest boat race of Kerala. The accurate historical evidence is not available. However, the tradition of the Payipad Boat Race is as old as the Haripad Sri Subrahmanya Swami Temple itself. The Haripad temple is believed to have been consecrated in the 16th Century.The Legend behind this boat race festival is an interesting one. The residence of Haripad Village decided to build a temple.