Devotees pour in as OushadhaBikshaYatra visits Kozhikode temples


Kozhikode, July 08: Hundreds of devotees poured in from far and wide to make symbolic offering of medicinal ingredients asthe OushadhaBikshaYatra reached the famed Pisharikavu templein Kozhikode district today.

The devotees offered‘thriphala’ and ghee as alms (biksha) , which will go into the making of special Ayurvedic formulation.

The unique road show, launched by SreedhareeyamOushadheswari temple at Koothattukulam, also touchedThaliMahashiva temple,  Sreekanteswara temple and SreeLokanarkavu temple.

The campaign, set out in a specially designed vehicle carrying the idol of Oushadeshwari (Goddess of Wellness) on June 27,has so far touched various temples across the state, drawing big crowds.

TheYatra is a first of its kind extensive road show flagged off to tour 114 temples in the state and collect from them basic  medicinal ingredients for preparing the special monsoon season Ayurvedic formulations.

The medicine will be then served to the people during the month of Karkitakam of Malayalam calendar, when people seek their mental and physical rejuvenation through traditional Ayurvedicmethods.

The yatra, which will enter the northernmost Kasaragod by Monday evening, has already covered almost the entire stretch of Kerala. The campaign will touch several more temples on its return journey from Kasaragod before being flagged in at its starting point next week.

 ‘OushadhaSeva’ starts once the Yatra returns to KoothatukulamOushadheswari Temple.

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