Rain dampens ‘Vavu Bali’


ALUVA 
The sudden downpour and resultant flood in Aluva cast a dent on the annual Karkkidaka Vavu Bali rituals at Manappuram this year.

From Devaswom Board to priests to  shopkeepers who had made makeshift arrangements, all had a tale of woe and huge financial loss to relate. The massive floods and apprehensions about safety aspects must have creted fear and put off the devotees and the public, said, Rajendhran Nair, administrative officer, Devaswom Board.

The district administration and police officials were saved of a lot of trouble as no untoward incident was reported.

The revenue officials who visited Aluva Manappuram on Monday, after holding consultations with people’s representatives and temple committee office-bearers had decided to shift the ‘Bali Tharpan’ venue from the banks of the Periyar to the road from the national highway to the temple.

Full report here New Indian Express

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