Thousands of people performed Balitharapana Karmam at various temples across the state on Karkidaka Vavu. The ritual performed to pay deference to the ancesators began on Saturday 4 am.
Authorities have taken various precautionary measures for the smooth conduct of the ritual. They have decided the spots to be held for performing the rituals.
Many people have reached Aluva Manappuram to perform rituals. The temple is completely submerged into the water. The balitharapana rituals which was performed in the Manappuram is shifted to the higher platform and the rituals are conducting on roads.
The Devaswom Board and Police has issued strict instructions to the people to ensure the safety at all holy centres across the state.
Security officials and fire force personnels are on the spot and the people should follow the instructions given by them. People are not allowed to spend more time in river.