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Keralites perform ‘Bali tharpanam’ ritual

Sunday, Jul 23, 2017,15:02 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | Thousands of people today performed ‘Bali tharpanam’ ritual and paid homage to their ancestors on the occasion of ‘Karkkidaka Vavu’ in Kerala.
Cutting across gender and age barriers, people belonging to Hindu community performed the traditional ritual on the banks of rivers and seashores across the state.
According to Hindu belief, departed souls attain “moksha” (liberation) if the ritual is performed on ‘Karkidaka Vavu’ day.
Temple authorities and police had made elaborate arrangements to enable people to offer ‘Bali tharpanam’ at important places such as Thiruvallam Parasurama Temple and Shangumugham Beach here, Varkala Papanasam Beach and on the banks of Periyar river in Aluva near Kochi.