Hindus paid obeisance to the memory of their ancestors

via HK published on August 13, 2007

Kochi: Hindus in Kerala offered ‘bali’ on the occasion of ‘karkidaka vavu’ at various holy ghats all over Kerala. An unprecedented number of devotees payed obeisance to the memory of their ancestors this year.


 


Thiruneli, Bharathapuzha, Aluva Mannalpuram, Thirumullavaram , Mundakkal Papanasam, River banks of Aranmula Sree Parthasarathi temple, Varrakkal Beach in Kozhikode apart from a number  of Temples were the venue for Bali Tharpanam.


Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Sree Vedavyasa Brahmavidya Peetom, Upanishad Vidyabhavan and NSS karayaogam arranged all facilities for the people to offer ‘bali’ at Thirumullavaram. At Mundakkal, the Gurumandiram committee distributed 20,000 saplings to the people to plant them on their house premises.


Bali Tharpanam started in Thirunavaya Navamukunda Temple on the banks of Bharatha Puzha by 3 AM and continued till afternoon. More than 35,000 Receipts were made in Temple alone for the ritual.


In Varakkal Beach Kozhikode more than 8000 people performed Bali. Varakkal Kshetra Samrakshana Samithi provided all facilities for the devotees. Under Araya Samajam all arrangements were offered in Vellayil Thodiyil Beach.Sree Kandeswara Temple in city also witnessed heavy numbers of devotees.   


In Thiruneli papanasini and Ponkuzhi in Waynad district devotees came from even fara away districts to perform Balitharpan. In Payyambalam beach Kannur, Mahagani Saplings were supplied by environment protection organizations.


In the Banks of Bharathapuzha and Kalpathi puzha devotees from Palakkadu performed Bali Tharpanam.Lakkidi Iver Madom  and  Korapathu Seva Sangham  arranged facilities .


 

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