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E N Krishnadass is new melashanti of Sabarimala

E N Krishnadass is new melashanti of Sabarimala

Pathanamthitta: E N Krishnadass has taken over as the new melashanti of Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa temple. He belongs to Thrissur. S Kesavan Namboothiri is the new Malikappuram Devi temple melsanti. He is the chief priest of Ernakulam Paavakulam temple at present.

 The selection of the new melsanthi by drawing lots was conducted in front of the Sreekovil after the Usha Pooja at 8 am. Nine melsanthi aspirants were already shortlisted for the Sabarimala temple by a panel and 5 persons for Malikappuram temple.

 The Sabarimala temple was opened on Friday for the Malayalam month of Thulam pooja rituals. The temple will be closed on October 23. The new melsanthi for Sabarimala and Malikappuram temple for a one-year term will take charge on the first day of Mandala pooja season on November 17.

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