Here is the list of best places for Karkidaka Vavubali in Chennai. Karkadika Vavubali is a puja dedicated for offering homage to the departed souls. It is performed on the Karthuvavu (Amavasya) in Karkidaka Masam of Malayalam calendar (August).
In 2018, Karkidaka Vavubali date is August 11. On the same day of Karkidaka Vavubali, Aadi Amavasai is also observed as per Tamil calendar. Tamil Hindus perform Pitru Tharpanam on this day.
The Malayali community in Chennai will be organising Karkidaka Vavu Bali, a Hindu ritual in memory of departed souls on Sunday. The sacrificial ritual is performed in memory of ancestors on the day of Vavu or Amavasya, when people gather on riverbanks or beaches in Kerala and offer “bali” for liberation of souls.
Vavu Bali will be performed at Marina Beach, Opposite to Light House in Chennai. All the Pitru Karya Rituals are performed by the temple authorities of Mahalingapuram Ayyappan Guruvayurappan Temple, Chennai.
Vavu Bali will be from 5 AM till 10.30 AM. Karkidakam is the last month of Malayalam calendar, which falls in July-August. When someone dies, the younger ones in the family have to perform Bali, also called Pithru Tharpanam.