Kerala, Aluva: Aluva Shiva temple, situated near Periyar river, the final stage of arrangements going to complete for celebration of Sivarathri. This month in 24 th is the date of Sivarathri. This year temple expecting three times more than the former years of crowd who entering here to make ‘Pithru- tharpanam ’. A wide range of arrangements made from the temple itself to control and facilitate maximum facilities to covering the satisfaction of whole person who came here.
There is no other place in Kerala where sivarathri is celebrated on such a way that the devotees stay whole night with prayer and homage to their ancestors . People belongs to all classes, caste and creeds assemble for this festival. The days town will make a sea of people and this last for the month also.
Former years municipality built temporary bridge for those facilitate to arrive to temple from kottarakadavu and charged a fees by people who enter the bridge. The promise from ruling MLA Anwar Sadath’s special consideration a dream project of permanent bridge come in to practice, that connect with Aluva kottarakadavu with manappuram.
Other place where arranged to ‘Pithru- tharpanam in Thirunavaya Nava Mukundha temple, Perumbavoor Chelamattom, Thirunelli Papanasini, and at Varkala Papanasanam.