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Karkidakavavu

A day dedicated to the departed souls of our beloved ones.The Hindus of Kerala offer the rituals and rites on the sea shore or the river banks.Thousands of people will throng on the sea shore to offer the holy prayers It is believed that the souls will visit homes on this day.The dear ones will prepare ada[sweet rice cake]and wait for the arrival of the soul..It is the no moon day or Karuta Vavu is Karkidakakam is very important to perform Shrardham.Bali performed on Amavasy pacifies the souls easily.The Bali in Karkidaka 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 the departed souls will achieve salvation[moksha] during this period due to the bali performed by relatives on the earth.

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