‘Karkidaka Vavu Bali’ is an the rituals performed by the Hindus in the state of Kerala to pay homage for their ancestors. This day falls in the month of ‘Karkidakam’the last month in the Malayalam calendar. This year Karkkidaka Vavu Bali falls on July 31, Wednesday.
The ‘Shraddham’ rituals performs on river banks or seashore. ‘Shangumugham Temple’, ‘Thiruvaloom Sree Parausurama Temple’ , Aluva Manappuram, Pampadi temple in Thiruvilwamala and ‘Varkala Papanasam Beach’ are some of the renowned temples for Balitharpanam ritual.The important accompaniments needed to perform the Balitharppan ritual includes Darbha (grass), ellu (sesame seeds), pavithram (ring formed from grass), cookedrice, banana leaves and water.
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