I reached Thirunavaya at about 0830. The rains were there till 0730 and I could do the Sraddham without rains. When I left Thirunavaya it was not raining. The Nila has only some water, but the priest told me that after Makiryam Njattuvela is over, after 14 days, the water level will rise 12 steps high !
Below is a photo of the Ponnani Estuary, where the Ganges of Kerala, the Bharatha Puzha, flows into the Arabian Sea !