Karkkidaka (Ramayana) Maasa Pujas and Vavu Bali – 17 Jul to 17 Aug 2023

Click on the Image to listen to a rendering of Sopana Sangeetham

‘Karkkidakam’ (Jul-Aug), the last month of the Malayalam calendar is a month of dark clouds and heavy rain. In a traditionally agrarian society, this month is considered to be a period of scarcity. In order to get over this period of darkness, it has been customary in households to recite the Ramayana, on a daily basis in front of a ‘Deepam’. Like-wise, Pujas and readings are an intrinsic part of temple activity during this month – giving ‘Karkkidakam’ the distinction of being referred to as ‘Ramayana Maasam’.

There will be daily recitals of the Ramayana at the temple, during morning times.

Karkkidaka ‘Vavu Bali’ corresponding to the Tamilian ‘Aadi Amavasya’ is also part of this month.

Recommended Pujas for Ramayana Maasam (Karkkidakam - Jul/Aug)

‘Karkkidaka Maasam’ 17Jul to 17Aug 2023

1) One Day’s Puja    Rs 1300

2) One Day’s Nei Vilakku    Rs 1300

3) Udhishta Kaarya Sidhi Puja    Rs 600

4) One Day’s Nivedyam    Rs 300

 01 Aug – Pournami

5) Avil Nivedyam for Anjaneya    Rs 100 

 02 Aug (Thiruvonam)

6) Annadaanam    Rs 27,000 (for whole sitting

15th/16th /17th Aug

7) Ashta Drivya Homam     Rs 150

8) Bhagavathy Seva    Rs 250

Click on the Image to listen to a poignant Kathakali Padam that features Hanuman at centre stage

Vavu Bali Tharpanam

To be performed on July 17th, 2023 (‘Amavasya’)

Participation Fee :   Rs 150

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‘Vavu Bali’ is an annual homage given to departed souls on Amavasya (‘New Moon Day’) of the Malayalam month of Karkkidakam. The departed souls of one’s ancestors, parents, siblings, or children are remembered on this day and the ritual of Bali Tharpanam is done near water bodies – seashore, riverbanks or ponds.