Aluva: One of the foremost ritual the ‘Bali Tharpanam’ at the celebrated Aluva Manappuram, will not be conducted this time due to the coronavirus pandemic outbreak.
The Bali Tharpanam as part of Karkkidaka Vavu was to be held from Sunday midnight to Monday noon. However, this event has been cancelled for the year.
Besides, that 15 wards in Aluva Municipality were declared containment zone and hence the Travancore Devaswom Board, dropped the plan to conduct the ritual.
The Manappuram road that leads to the temple has been cordoned off by the police with barricades.