Malayalee Organisations in Bangalore gearing up for “karkidaka vavu bali” on Aug 6th
Karkidaka Vavu Bali is an important Hindu religious observance performed in honour of the forefathers in Kerala. According to the Hindu custom, if a member in the family dies, the younger ones in the family have to perform Bali (also called Pithru Tharpanam) to make the soul get eternal peace. The Bali carried out on Karkidaka Vavu (Karkidakavavu) day is called Vavubali and is of great importance. It is believed that performing Bali Tharpanam on Karkidaka Vavu day will help to appease the souls of ancestors and brings good fortunes and prosperity. Different Malayalee organisations in the city are gearing up for this religious observance.
Sree Narayana Samithi, Ulsoor
The rituals will start on August 6th, as early as 3 am, on the day with special poojas. The special poojas and rituals will be initiated by Samithi priest Sree Swaroopa Chaithanya. The Vavu ceremony will continue up to 10 am. Around 700 people can perform the rite at a time. Special arrangements are made including accommodation, apart from medical service, and light food service, the pooja materials will be available in the Samithi counter. ‘Selling of the Bali coupons have started in the Samithi office’, Said Samithy general secretary K. Sudhakaran
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Bangalore Malayalee Association
South Bangalore Malayalee Association will organize vavu bali on 6 the August. The rituals will get off to a start as early as 3am with Ganapathy pooja. The performance will be initiated by Putheleth Rajesh Namboothiri. The vavu bali will held on the premises of Singasandra Lake in Hosur Road.
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Karnataka Nair Seva Sangh
Nair Seva Sangh is organizing Vavu Bali on 6th august. The rituals will get off to start, as early as 4am with Panja Punyaham, Gangatheertha Pooja, Astapathyhavanam, thilahavahanam. The rituals will be initiated by Elamana Keshavan Namboothiri and Puthumana Harishankar Namboothiri from Calicut. Around 200 people can perform the rite at a time. The Vavu Bali will be held on the premises of Ulsoor lake. Breakfast is also arranged.