21-Nov-2017

Lotus garland offering at Koodalmanikyam temple prevented washout

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM Nov 8: There is a cloud of uncertainty looming over the T20 International to be played at the Sports Hub.
 
The met department has predicted showers in the city on Tuesday evening and there is palpable tension in the air, given this is the Kerala Cricket Association's (KCA) first-ever T20 International game.
 
With the prospect of a cancellation looming, the officials are on edge, so much so that they have sought divine help to prevent rain from playing spoilsport.
 
The KCA has made the thamara mala (lotus garland) offering at the Koodalmanikyam temple in Irinjalakuda to provide "interim relief" from rain during the time of the match. "We have no control over the weather.
 
But we are doing everything possible in our control to get the ground ready for the match. Someone suggested that if a lotus offering is made at Koodalmanikyam temple, then it brings respite from rain.
 
So through one of our selectors we have made the thamara mala offering in Koodalmanikyam on Tuesday. We hope the lord almighty will answer our prayers," said Jayesh George, KCA secretary.
 
The belief is that if a thamara mala is offered at Koodalmanikyam before a project, it will bring temporary relief from rains till the event is over.
 
The thamara mala is offered in Koodalmanikyam by devotees before marriages and other important functions in a family.