Lakhs offer Vavu Bali in Kerala to their dead
18/07/2012 12:12:32  PNS | Kochi

Lakhs of Hindus in Kerala offered Bali (tributes) to their departed dear ones on Wednesday, the new moon day of the Karkataka month of the Malayalam calendar. Bali Tharpan was performed at several places on banks of rivers and brooks, sea shores and other venues specially prepared for the ritual.

Heavy rush for performing Bali Tharpan was witnessed at the famous Bali Ghats like Papanasam in Varkala, Papanasini in Thirunelli, Thirunavaya in Malappuram, Bharatakhandam on the banks of River Bharathappuzha, the banks of River Periyar in Aluva and the beach at Thrikkunnappuzha, Alappuzha.

The Vavu (new moon) of Karkataka is known as the most appropriate day for remembering the dead and to make offerings to them. According to the belief of Hindus in Kerala, the Bali Tharpan performed on Karkataka Vavu would reach 21 past generations.

Thousands of people had reached the Sankhummukham beach and Thiruvallam temple in Thiruvananthapuram for the Bali rituals. Over 200 Parikarmis (associate priests) led the people through the ritual on the scores of specially prepared Balitharas on the banks of River Periyar at Aluva near Kochi

The premises of the famous Nava Mukunda temple on the Thirunavaya sand banks on River Bharathappuzha in Malappuram district saw heavy rush of people who had thronged the Bali Ghats for offering rice, gingili, flower and water to their departed dear ones.

Another important place for Bali Tharpan on River Bharathappuzha was Bharathakhandam at Pambadi near Thiruvilwamala. Thousands also reached other spots like Cheruthuruthy on River Bharathappuzha for the ritual. Heavy rush was also seen on the banks of the Papanasini river in the forests of Thirunelli in Wayanad district.

Beaches at Thrikkunnappuzha in Alappuzha, Chavakkad in Thirssur, Payyambalam in Kannur and other places also saw heavy rush of people reaching for Bali Tharpan. Apart from these places, several villages had set up own Bali Ghats on the banks of small brooks and canals.

Bookmark and Share

Share on Facebook

Every man going out of the Hindu pale is not only a man less but also an enemy the more.

Swami Vivekanand

Watch NaMo latest interview.
No one can stop the rise of a visionary. Must watch interview of NaMo.
Jihadi call to support AAP & Congress to defeat Narendra Modi.
Protest : Big Bazaar advertisement insulting Hindu Dharma
Man murdered by Muslim friends over live in relationship with Muslim woman
Renowned Surgeon Dr.Devi Shetty: "Narendra Modi can deliver, has clear vision on how India should be run
Modi's today's explosive and exhaustive interview to ANI
No wonder, Antonia is able to get away with NONSENSE
'Modi is not a politician. He is a Statesman'. - Dr.B.M.Hegde
SDPI terrorists attack BJP candidate in Tanjavur
The Biggest Interview of 2014 with Narendra Modi in TV9
Christian Vishu - Heights of Inculturation and Hypocrisy.
Result of rise in Muslim demography; Jihadi fight among themselves in Taliparamba riots
Final leap towards Janam TV - Suresh Gopi to launch logo, in the presence of socio-cultural leaders
Opinion poll: BJP and allies cross 272 mark
Priyanka Gandhi drinks too much alcohol and has a bad name, says Subramanian Swamy.
Kudos to Nationalist tweeples; #AbKiBaarModiSarkaar continuously trending in twitter.
Exclusively for secular Hindus.
Narendra Modi : Give me 60 Months and Will give you a Life of Peace and Happiness.
I won't have any issues in taking support from Mukhtar Ansari: Kejriwal
Narendra Modi in Aap Ki Adalat 2014, Full Episode
Celebrity Tamil novelist supports Narendra Modi, gets threat
Modi effect: 2,000-odd RSS shakhas sprout in 3 months
CPM's secret circular espouses Anti Hindu agenda
Narendra Modi in Aap Ki Adalat, Full Episode.
Sanjay Baru's book puts forth sensational claims about UPA govt
'Informer-Cop Nexus Behind TN Islamic Fundamentalism'
Bill on Banning Conversion - Sign the petition
Ishrat Jahan Conspiracy, the full untold story. Disseminate widely in the interest of our national security.
Muslims won Kargil for India, not Hindus:SP leader Azam Khan
AAP candidate against Sonia Gandhi withdraws.
AAP Ka Sach jhoot bole kauwa kaate
Secular Exam paper - Which holy book teaches 'Love'?
British Army Given a talk on the Bhagavad Gita
Muslims frown over Kumar Vishwas' pro-RSS comments
Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat - BJP Manifesto 2014
Now we know what is happening with Ford foundation's hefty donations to AAP
Sashi Tharoor hobnobs with Christian power brokers, Ask them to threaten laity by demonising Modi
Tale of two Manifestos: BJP vs Congress
AAP wants to strike a deal with largest party: AAP leader
Family of deceased Keralite MBBS student urges for fresh probe.
NaMo - The visionary.
Why India needs a strong government at the centre
Possible scenarios for UPA-3
Don't be a fence sitter! Vote! Vote Responsibly! Vote for Namo !- Rajeev Chandrasekhar
Narendra Modi's Vision and Priorities - Interview
Aadhar - biggest Social Scam on the Planet Earth, says Dr Swamy
Why BJP?
Kerala Demograhy - 'Islamic Surge' across Kerala
VHP launches, India Health line in Delhi
Kerala Home Minister's inflammatory article against Narendra Modi
Muslim goons on a rampage against Hindus in Ullal
They Divide, We Unite
Decoding Modi : Watch unseen aspects of Modi's life
Parameswarji on - Why Janam?
Journalist and ex-Congress MP M J Akbar on why he chose to join BJP
Chetan Bhagat's Analyse on ''The Modi Effect'
Congress Panic at “Whirlwind” Muslims Support for NaMo
BJP launches Raksha app to aid women security
Yogendra Yadav on Gujarat development before he became AAP leader
Before Voting please remember the following statements
14 Myths about RSS : writes Kiran Kumar S.
Jamaat-e-Islami Hind's constitution is unconstitutional, Kerala govt says
Christian Good News Vs Hindu Good News ; Explained by Rajiv Malhotra
Kannur Seva Appeal - Stand up for the families of those who sacrificed their lives for the nation.
Trader launches 'The Namo Store' for Narendra Modi merchandise
Kerala Church showers praises on Modi
Will Joyalukkas make-up mother mary an ad figure ?
Their Last Journey - Heartbreaking cattle trafficking in Kerala
HK Seva update- Thanks for your support!
We are not interested in 2002, We are interested in 2022
I respect Sangh Activist's dedication for the Nation - Justice VR Krishna Iyer
Ready to join hands with HK ? - An Appeal
Nandettan exposes Marxist hatred towards Swami Vivekananda - Janam Video Report
13.45% growth rate in Muslim dominated Mallapuram while Kerala only have 4.86% growth rate
At Tirunelveli, 200 Christians Come Back to Hindu Fold

About Us | Contribute | Feedback
All rights reserved. © 2005 - 2011.