Kerala Temples: Holiday Rush:Waiting for Darshan

Waiting for Darshan can be up to 4 hours in major temples like Guruvayoor.

Please make programs accordingly.

Holiday Season

Summer when the schools and colleges are closed.

Dusserah: when schools may close for a week or more

Chrismas and New Year: When schools may close for up to two weeks.

Waiting time for darshan at temples like Guruvayoor can last as much as 4 hours. Devotees should take note of this delay when making their program. Possibility of a second darshan is remote unless you stay over night.

In many temples like Guruvayoor there is a separate Que for ladies. Even so it can take up to an hour even for ladies.

Rush of pilgrims during the holiday season, has resulted in a massive number of devotees thronging to visit temples.

Schools and colleges had closed, and parents thought this was an excellant time to take their children out. Movement of Keralite families especially from the north to south is at a peak during the summer holidays, when a visit to ‘native place, is a must.

Obviously a visit to Guruvayoor, Chottanikkara, Vaikom, etc are considered a must by most.


(The above is based on the expierences of Guruswamy SA Padmanabhan, and Shri Mohan Krishnan and the Ed and their families who are regular visitors to Kerala)

EFFORTS GROUP: Organises Property Tax Collection Camp with Axis Bank

Efforts Group & Axis Bank (Green Park Branch)  organised  On Line Property Tax Collection Camp for Three Days from 27 Jun To 29th Jun 2008 at Safdarjung Club.

182 property owners deposited tax amounting to Rs 9.90 Lakhs whereas about 130 property owners from Safdarjung Enclave and its adjoining areas visited this camp for guidance, clarifications & collection of property tax forms.

Many volunteers from Efforts Group also did volunteers work in helping  & guiding residents in filing their return form & for their tax related queries.

Tax Payers were very happy & expressed satisfaction for organising such a camp, which has immensely helped them in submitting tax in ideal air conditioned environment.

S L Watwani
Ph. 9818932131 / 26171135