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Auspicious start to Karkkitakam

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Thiruvananthapuram: As the lean month of Malayalam calendar Karkitakam dawned on Wednesday, homes and temples in Kerala reverberated with the recital of Ramayana.

It has been a long tradition in Kerala to recite the Adhyatma Ramayanam Kilippattu of Thunchath Ezhuhtachan, revered father-figure of Malayalam literature, in the mornings and evenings for the entire month.

Keralites believe that reading of the epic would give them spiritual strength to tide over the hardships that come in the wake of the lean season.

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