Kerala: Sabarimala temple gets new head priest for pilgrimage season
17, Aug 2019, 2:41 PM IST
Pathanamthitta: AK Sudhir Nampoothiri of Malappuram has been appointed as the head priest (new melsanthi) of Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa temple, Pathanamthitta, Kerala. He belongs to the Areekara Mana of Thirunavaya at Thirur in Malappuram district.
MS Parameswaran Nampoothiri of Aluva has been selected as melsanthi of Malikappuram temple. He is from the Madavana Mana of Parakadavu at Aluva in Ernakulam district.
Both of them will take charge for a one year term on November 17 for the 2019-2020 pilgrimage season. The two head priests were selected on Saturday (August 17).