Karkidakam, month of Ramayana begins
July 18, 2019, 03:24 PM IST
Karkidakam has begun. Reading of Ramayana has started at temples, and houses. At dusk on this sacred month, chants of the scripture would be resonated across the state.Various rituals and programmes have been organised at temples across the state to commemorate the tradition of the month. Karkidaka month is also known as month of poverty (panja masam).This year, the Malayalam month ‘Karkidakam’ began on July 17. People believe that reading Ramayanam during this month will fetch blessing and prosperity to them. This was a way of living chose by the earlier generations under the providence of god during the tough month in monsoon.