This year’s Vinayaka Chathurti festival of Pattathanam Sree Subramanya Swamy Temple will begin with the Ashtadravya Maha Ganapathi Homam ritual on August 21. The sacred lamp for the festival will be lit by Kollam SNDP Union secretary N. Rajedran at 5.30 a.m. Temple administrator T.D. Dathan said devotees who wished to take part in the rituals should register their names in advance at the temple. — Staff Reporter

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