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Thousands offer ‘vavu bali’

Thousands offer ‘vavu bali’

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 11 (UNI) Thousands of people on Saturday offered ‘bali’ to propitiate their forefathers on the occasion of ‘Karkidaka vavu’ at various temple ghats and beaches across Kerala.

The rituals were performed under enhanced security measures and regulations as the rivers are overflowing and the beaches are affected with sea erosion due to heavy monsoon rains.

Devotees offered ‘bali’ at the Parasuramaswamy temple at Thiruvallam, Aruvikkara and the Sanghumugham beach, the Janardhanaswamy temple at Varkala, Bharathapuzha at Thirunavaya in Malappuram and at various other places from early hours of the morning.

As the banks of the river Periyar at Aluva, popularly known as ‘Aluva Manappuram’, where the rituals were usually conducted is submerged under water, the ‘bali’ offerings were held at the nearby road.

‘Travancore Devaswom Board’, the temple administration body in Kerala formed as per the Travancore Cochin Hindu Religious Institutions Act, had made elaborate arrangements for the ‘Vavu Bali’.

‘Vavu Bali’ or ‘Karkidaka Vavu Bali’ is a ritual dedicated to dead ancestors performed by Hindus in Kerala in the Malayalam month of Karkkidakam (mid-July to mid-August), the last month of Malayalam calendar.

It is an important Hindu religious observance performed in honour of the forefathers in Kerala and other South Indian states.

According to Hindu custom, if a member in the family dies, the younger ones in the family have to perform ‘Bali’ (also called Pithru Tharpanam) to make the soul get eternal peace.

It is believed that performing Bali Tharpanam on Karkidaka Vavu day will help to appease the souls of ancestors and brings good fortunes and prosperity.


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