KOCHI: The Oushadha Biksha Yatra, launched by Sreedhareeyam Oushada Eswari temple of Koothattukulam, will pass through various temples of Ernakulam on Saturday while on its home-bound journey to Koothattukulam.
Devotees can offer ‘Biksha’ (alms) when the chariot, a specially designed vehicle with the idol of Oushadheswari (Goddess of Wellness) installed in it, reaches the district, as per an official release. It will visit Eloor Naranath Sree Krishna Swami temple, Pattupuraikkal Bhagvathi temple, Kalamassery Ganapathi temple, Tripunithura Sree Poornathrayeesa temple, Chottanikkara Bhagavathi temple and Muvattupuzha Anicadu Thiruvumplavil Mahadeva temple after visiting Dakshina Mookambika temple, North Paravur on Friday.
The extensive campaign had covered 28 temples down to Thiruvananthapuram in its initial leg, followed by another 47 temples in its north-bound journey. Its return journey includes 39 more temples, taking the total number of shrines to be toured to 114. Oushadha Biksha Yatra, the massive roadshow ever undertaken, was flagged off on June 27 from Sreedhareeyam Oushada Eswari temple at Koothattukulam to tour 114 temples in the state to collect medicines, herbs and other ingredients that will be used for preparing a special ‘Karkitaka” medicine package, which will be distributed to the people.