Sugathakumari's nephew immersing her ashes in Papanasam
Varkala (Thiruvananthapuram): Late poet Sugathakumari’s ashes were immersed in Papanasam sea here. One of the vessels containing the ashes will be immersed in Neyyar in Aruvippuram on Tuesday morning.
The poet’s family members including her daughter Lakshmi Devi arrived at Varkala Papanasam coast to immerse the ashes. Sugathakumari’s younger sister Sujatha Devi’s grandson Vishnu immersed the ashes in the sea.
Lakshmi Devi and relatives collected the ashes in two vessels from Santhikavadam on Sunday morning. One of them was taken to Varkala. No other rituals were performed.
Sujatha Devi’s son Padmanabhan, Sugathakumari’s elder sister Hridayakumari’s daughter Sreedevi Pillai, relatives Kesavankutty, Hareesh, Geetha, Gadha and Vineetha also attended the ceremony. Lakshmi Devi handed over the vessel of ashes to MLA K Ansalan.
Bodheswaran Foundation joint secretary V Keshavankutty, Gandhimithra Mandalam secretary M Rajmohan and Adventure Academy secretary Rajendran took the vessel to Neyyattinakra, the birth place of the poet’s father Bodheswaran.
The public can pay homage at Swadeshabhimani Park at Neyyattinkara on Tuesday morning at 7.30. National Service Scheme (NSS) members will plant 86 tree saplings, remembering the age of the poet, in the households in Aruvippuram. A ‘Kavyanjali’ by reciting Sugathakumari’s poems also will be held.