Moolam Tirunal Rama Varma is the nephew of Uthradom Tirunal Marthanda Varma who passed away last month at the age of 91.

Moolam Tirunal Rama Varma was on Friday installed as the new head of the royal family of erstwhile Travancore and custodian of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in the capital.

Moolam Tirunal Rama Varma is the nephew of Uthradom Tirunal Marthanda Varma who passed away last month at the age of 91.

Moolam Tirunal is the son of the late Colonel Godavarma Raja and Karthika Tirunal, sister of Uthradom Tirunal.

Anointing ceremony

The anointing ceremony Thirumudikalasam, a private function attended by members of the royal family, was held at Kalasamandapam near the temple.

After rituals and traditional procedures, Tharananalloor Parameswaran Namboodiripad, the temple Tantri (high priest), poured ‘punyajalam’ (holy water) over Moolam Tirunal Rama Varma, making him the new head of the royal family.

Temple visit

After his installation, he arrived at the temple and offered worship.

‘Sreekaryakkar,’ the temple staff, read out a ‘neettu’ declaring his installation.

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