It is believed that ' bali ' on Karkidaka vavu will
appease spirits of the ancestors and bring good fortunes
and prosperity. The rites are performed according
to the Hindu custom and usually, it is performed in
a Theertha ghat. Necessary arrangements at the various
locations will be made by the Devaswom Board authorities/the
Viswa Brahmana Sabha/the Viswa Hindu Parishad. The
ritual usually began at 5 a.m. and extended up to
12 noon in almost all the major ghats.
of the important Theertha ghats
The bali on Karkidaka vavu began at the Triveni Sangamom
at Pampa on the foothills of Sabarimala at 5 a.m.
Every year hundreds of people perform the `bali' at
the Parthasarathy Temple; Sree Sankaranarayana Swami
Temple, near Kottangal, in Mallappally taluk.
Thirumullavaaram and Mundakkal beaches in Kollam city
and at the Ashtamudi Veerabhadraswamy Temple, Thanni
Devi Temple, on Alapad beach and at Palaruvi waterfalls
in the district.
The `bali' is also held at the Kattoor Mahavishnu
Temple ghats, near Cherukol, Sasthamkoikkal kadavu,
in Ranni-Angady, Vettoor Mahavishnu Temple ghats,
near Konni, Tricherpuram Subrahmaniaswamy Temple ghats
in river Manimala in Mallappally, Cherukol Elavaum-madhom
temple ghats, near Kozhencherry, Thrippara Temple
ghats in Pathanamthitta, Thondara kadavu in Kuttoor,
Vallamkulam Ganapathi kadavu, Keecherival kadavu at
Valanjavattom, near Thiruvalla, and the Pandalam Valiyakoickal
Sastha Temple ghats in the district.