Karkidaka Vavu Bali 2016 date in Kerala – Rituals Dedicated to the Dead Ancestors date in 2016
Vavu Bali, or Karkidaka Vavu Bali, is a ritual, or rites, dedicated to late ancestors performed by Hindus in Kerala in the Malayalam month of Karkidakam. Karkidaka Vavu Bali 2016 date is August 2. The ritual performed for the souls of dead is referred as ‘Bali’ in Kerala and Vavu is Amavasi or no moon day.
Karkidaka Vavubali or Karkidaka Vavu Bali is an important Hindu religious observance performed in honor of the forefathers in Kerala, South India. Vavu is Amavasya or no moon day and Karkidakom (mid-July to mid-August) is the last month of Malayalam calendar. For Tamilians, this Ancestral worship is known as Aadi Amasvasi or Amavasya which is also dedicated to the ancestors. This year Karkidaka Vavu Bali ritual is on 2nd August 2016.
In Kerala, ‘Bali’ is conducted on no moon day, known as Karuta Vavu in Malayalam. Bali is also performed on the star or Nakshatra the person died or the date. But ‘Bali’ performed on Amavasi day in Karkidakam month is considered highly auspicious and it is believed that souls of the dead are pacified easily.
Importance of Karkidaka Vavubali
According to the Hindu custom, if a member of the family expires, the younger person in the family have to perform Bali (also called Pithru Tharpanam) to make the soul get eternal peace. The person who perform Bali, he wakes up early in the morning and takes a holy bath. 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 brings good fortunes and prosperity.
The Bali in Karkidakam month is important because the Dakshinayana period begins in this month. It is considered to be the night of the Devas. The popular belief is that ancestors will achieve moksha during the period due to the Bali performed by relatives on the earth.
On the same day, Aadi Amavasi is held in neighboring Tamil Nadu and people perform rituals dedicated to the late person. Thousands of pious Hindus also take a holy dip in important places and holy rivers on the day.
Karkidaka Vavu Bali in Kerala Vavubali Tharpanam Karkidakam
Usually, the Bali or Pitru Tarpanam is performed calculating the date and nakshatra on which the family member died. However, Karkidaka Vavu Bali is performed regardless of the date or nakshatra of a death of the deceased member. Also, the rites are conducted as per the Hindu custom and performed in beaches and waterways. One of the noted features of Karkidaka Vavu Bali is that almost all Hindus in Kerala make it a point to perform Karkidakavavu Bali and conduct ancestral worship on this day.
Karkidaka Vavu Bali Ritual
According to Hindu tradition, devotees celebrate fast on the day before performing the ritual. The persons performing the rites are guided by priests. Taking a dip in the holy water before and after the ritual is necessary. Usually, Karkidaka Vavubali ritual is conducted, only men. However, in some places, women also take part in this ritual.
Important temples where Karkidaka Vavubali is performed
The important temples and places where Karkidaka Vavubali is performed include Shanghumugham Beach in Thiruvananthapuram, Papanasam Beach in Varkala, Sri Parasurama Temple in Thiruvallam
, Aruvikkara in Trivandrum, Vennimala Sree RamaRama
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, Thrivikramangalam, banks of river Periyar at Aluva, Bharathapuzha at Thirunavaya in Malappuram, Kozhikode Beach and other temples and beaches.