close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

New head priest for Sabarimala Ayyappa temple selected

PN Narayanan Namboodiri was on Thursday selected as the new melsanthi (Head priest) of the famous Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala.



Sabarimala: PN Narayanan Namboodiri was on Thursday selected as the new melsanthi (Head priest) of the famous Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala.

He is a native of Thrikkariyoor at Kothamangalam in Ernakulam district.

Sabarimala: PN Narayanan Namboodiri was on Thursday selected as the new melsanthi (Head priest) of the famous Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala.

He is a native of Thrikkariyoor at Kothamangalam in Ernakulam district.

As per tradition, head priests have to stay at the temple premises throughout the year.

The ceremonial installation of the selected persons as head priests would be held on November 15.

Narayanan Namboodiri and Manoj said it was due to the blessings of Lord Ayyappa that they had got a chance to serve as head priests at the hill shrines.

The hill shrines are visited by millions of devotees during the three-month-long Mandalapooja and Makaravillaku festival seasons, starting next month.

PTI

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions