Vavubali is a thanksgiving ceremony performed to show gratitude towards one’s ancestors and Mother Nature. It is an ancient tradition in Kerala that takes place once a year.
At Amritapuri Ashram, hundreds of participants of all ages from around the world participated in the two-hour-long ceremony. Remembering their forefathers, each one paid their tributes and followed rituals which were lead by ashram monastics.
Pitru Yajna (sacrifice for parents) – one of the Pancha Mahayagnas (5 sacrifices) all Hindus have to perform as prescribed by Vedic tradition.