Pallippana at Poruvazhy Peruviruthy Malanada Temple

10th May 2011 to 21st May 2011
An eyewitness account by
A. Purushothaman and A. Harindranath

Day 11, 20th May 2011

Time
Ritual
Description
10.30 am Installation of deities The deities are installed in the Panappantal and Tantri offers worship as in day 1
11.00 am Atavishvarapuja
Kalasha puja
Atavishvara and Kalasha are worshipped
11 to 11.30 am Parayoth Santanagopalam
11.30 am Keshadipadam Uzhichchal as yesterday
10.30 to 6.30 pm Panayati Panayati was performed in the Pantal from 10.30 to 6.30 pm
12 to 5.30 pm Break
5.30pm Parayoth Song about churning the milk ocean
6.30 pm Keshadipadam Uzhichchal as yesterday
7 pm to 8.30 pm Natan Pattu Folk Songs - Rhythm of Kerala
10.30 pm Muroth Muroth performed by Velattis
10.45 pm Parayoth Songs
12.30 Azhi Bali This is performed to satisfy the gods.
A heap of wood is burnt ritually. The Tantri performs the puja. The Acharya blesses the ritualists. They get possessed and steps on the burning logs.
1.30 am to 2.00 am Dikku Bali Plantain trees are planted at eight corners of the temple. The ritualist lying on a cot becomes possessed. The Tantri breaks the Kalasham and the possessed ritualist cuts of the plantain trees one by one. In between he becomes unconscious. He is carried off on the cot.
2.30 am Leading the deities back to their places Appoppan and other deities are ritually taken back to their places. The Urali takes the staff and others the swords and the spear and puts them back in their places.

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