Anna Daanam at Arupathi moovar

Free distribution of food at temple festival
Free distribution of food at temple festival

Anna daanam- free distribution of food – is an integral part of most temple festivals. People believe that by this act of charity they accumulate more ‘punyam’.Individuals, organisations as well as the temple authorities vie with each other for anna daanam.

During the Arubathi moovar festival, one could see pulav, various mixed types of rice, fruits,  buttermilk, rose milk, ice cream etc besides simple giveaways like toffees, plastic fans (visiris) etc.

While lauding the gestures of these well-meaning people, one also wishes that garbage disposal is also given due consideration by all stakeholders including the public .

 

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