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Updated: December 27, 2009 20:33 IST

Venugopala Varma Raja to escort Thiruvabharanam procession

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Venugopala Varma Raja of Pandalam Valiyakoickal Thekkedathu Palace.
THE HINDU Venugopala Varma Raja of Pandalam Valiyakoickal Thekkedathu Palace.

Venugopala Varma Raja of Pandalam Valiyakoickal Thekkedathu Palace, 58, will be the representative of Pandalam Palace to escort the annual procession carrying Thiruvabharanam, sacred jewellery, from Pandalam to Sabarimala for the Makaravilakku festival.

According to Mr P. Ramavarma Raja, Pandalam Palace Managing Committeee (PPMC) President, the PPMC meeting held at Pandalam the other day has recommended Mr. Varma as this year’s royal representative for Makaravilakku festival. The head of the Pandalam royal family, Revathinaal Ramavarma Raja, has formally announced Mr. Varma’s name on Sunday as the royal representative to escort Thiruvabharanam to Sabarimala.

The 58-year old Venugopala Varma Raja is now settled at Kothamangalam and he will be camping at Pandalam from January 1st till the Thiruvabharanam procession set off to Sabarimala on January 12th.

Thiruvabharanam procession will reach Sannidhanam on January 14th afternoon, while the royal representative will stay back at Pampa for the next two days. He will reach Sannidhanam on January 16th and camp there till the temple closes on January 20th morning.

The Thiruvabharanam will be brought back to Pandalam on January 23rd.

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