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Ramayana month' begins in Kerala

Ramayana month' begins in Kerala


The annual Ramayana Month (16 July) began in Kerala, with temples and Hindu houses across the state resonating with the chanting of the epic Ramayana. The Ramayana Month starts with the commencement of Malayalam month ‘Karkidakam’.


During this month the temples and homes of the state recites Adhyatma Ramayanam Kilippattu written by medieval devotional poet Thunjath Ezhuthachan for the 30 days. Ezhuthachan is regarded as the father of Malayalam literature. The reading of epic Ramayana begins on the first day of the month and is completed on the last day of the month Karkkidakom. The Ramayana is recited by the elder members’ everyday in the evenings after lighting traditional lamp Nilavilakku.

So let's do:
1. Name the state, which has started observing Ramayana month in the temples on 16 July 2016 ?

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