Aluva Shivaratri is the unique Sivarathri celebration held on the banks of the Periyar River at Aluva in Kerala.Aluva Shivarathri 2016 date is March 7.
The banks of the river is popularly referred as Aluva Sivarathri Manappuram. Aluva Shivarathri 2016 date is March 7. The Bali ritual is the most important ritual during the period. The festivals and rituals are held at the Aluva Shiva Temple. The highlight of the festival includes reading of the Holy Scriptures associated with Lord Shiva. Hindu devotees spent the night without sleeping on the banks of the Periyar River.
Another major ritual performed during the period is the Vavubali or Shradh and Tarpan performed in honor of dead parents, relatives and ancestors. Numerous cultural programs are also held during the period.
The Periyar Riverbank is here known as Aluva Manalpuram and for the Sivarathri festival a temporary sacred site is created to perform rituals.