Thousands of pilgrims arrive at Shankumugham beach to perform rituals for their ancestors

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Thiruvananthapuram, July 23 (ANI): Thousands gathered at Shankumugham beach to perform ‘Karkidaka Vavu Bali’, sacrificial ritual in memory of departed souls of ancestors, on Sunday. In Malayalam, it is the day when families revere their dead ancestors. Thiruvallam temple and Shankumugham beach are among the most popular places where the rituals are performed. The ceremonies for dead relatives including grandparents, parents, siblings and children are performed on no moon day which falls in July or August. The rituals are performed to pacify the souls of those who passed away.

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