National » Kerala

Updated: March 12, 2010 21:28 IST

New Melsanti for Guruvayur temple

Staff Reporter
print   ·   T  T  
A scene from Guruvayur Temple near Thrissur. Photo: K. K. Najeeb.
A scene from Guruvayur Temple near Thrissur. Photo: K. K. Najeeb.

Unnikrishnan Namboodiri was on Friday selected as the new Melsanti of the Guruvayur Sreekrishna Temple.

He was selected by a draw of lots at the temple from five priests shortlisted for the post. In all, 58 priests had applied for the post, of whom 56 appeared for interview.

Tanthri Chennas Vasudevan Namboodiripad, Ooralan Mallissery Parameswaran Namboodiripad, Administrator K. N. Raji, and managing committee members T. R. Haari, K. V. Babu and A. V. Chandran were present.

Mr. Unnikrishnan Namboodiri, 36, who hails from the Thekkumpurathu Mana in Karalmanna, was Melsanti of the Sastha Temple at Cherpulassery for 10 years.

The six-month term of the new Melsanti begins on April 1.

Keywords: KeralaGuruvayurMelsantiRituals

More In: Kerala | National






Recent Article in Kerala

INS Sumitra, an Offshore Patrol Vessel, which has been deployed for was re-deployed off the Port of Aden on March 30, and entered Aden Harbour in the evening of March 31. The ship evacuated nearly 350 Indians from Aden and is currently on passage to Djibouti. Photo courtesy: Indian Navy

Yemen: Chandy seeks Modi’s intervention

In a letter to the Prime Minister, the Kerala Chief Minister pointed out that the situation in Yemen was becoming bad to worse. »