Sabarimala gets new Melsanthi


Unnikrishnan Namboodiri the new Malikappuram Melsanthi

N. Damodaran Potti, 47, of Vaikom in Kottayam district will be the new head priest (Melsanthi) at Lord Ayyappa Temple at Sabarimala for the one-year period beginning November 16, first day in the month of Vrischikom in the Malayalam calendar.

A.N. Unnikrishnan Namboodiri, 45, of Karamala, Koothattukulam, will be the new head priest of Malikappuram Devi Temple during the period.

Selection of the two new head priests was made through a draw of lots held at the respective temple sopanam immediately after Ushapuja on Wednesday morning.

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