Pallippana at Poruvazhy Peruviruthy Malanada Temple

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

Day 3, Thursday, 12th May 2011

Time
Ritual
Description
9.30 am Installation of deities The deities are installed in the Panappantal and Tantri offers worship as in day 1.
10.00 am Atavishvarapuja
Kalasha puja
Atavishvara and Kalasha are worshipped
10.30 to 12 noon Parayoth Song of dice game - Mahabharata
12 noon 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 Keechakavadham song
6.30 pm Keshadipadam Uzhichchal as yesterday
7 to 8.30 pm Vilpattu (syamantakam story) by ragodaya arts
10.15 pm Muroth Muroth performed by Velattis
10.30 pm Parayoth Nizhalkuttu song (continued)
11.30 pm Ninabali In this ritual, the enemies are invoked and satisfied by offering sacrifices. 4 stools are placed in front of the installation of Atavishvara. A Velan (Shashi) with red cloth over his waist performs puja at the Atavishvara installation, wears a metallic belt with bells on his waist. The Acharya (Gopi) offers a sword to him. Two torches are lighted. The Velan holds a large plantain leaf vertically, covering his face. The Tantri, after performing puja breaks the Kalasha over his head. The Velan (Shashi) gets possessed, runs to the Devasthana of the temple, returns, and falls unconscious.
2 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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Puja
Parayoth
Parayoth
Uzhichil
Uzhichil
Uzhichil
Muroth
Ninabali
Ninabali
Ninabali
Ninabali
Ninabali


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last part of shloka "shAnTAkArAM bhujagashayanaM ..." in praise of Vishnu

Muroth - day 3

Parayoth - day 3

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Parayoth - day 3

Parayoth - day 3

Parayoth - day 3

Ninabali

keshAdipAdam - day 3