Pallippana at Poruvazhy Peruviruthy Malanada Temple

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

Day 4, Friday, 13th May 2011

Panayati was performed in the Pantal from 10.30 to 6.30 pm
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 Kuchelavrittam song
12 noon Keshadipadam Uzhichchal as yesterday
10.30 to 6.30 pm Panayati
12 to 5.30 pm Break
5.30pm Parayoth Kiratam song
Vyasotpatti
6.30 pm Keshadipadam Uzhichchal as yesterday
7 to 8.30 pm Chakyar Kuthu Muralikrishnan Unnithan. Arrival of Krishna with Satyabhama at the Svayamvara of Draupadi
10.15 pm Muroth Muroth performed by Velattis
10.30 pm Parayoth Vyasotpatti
11.30 pm Chaturbali (As per schedule Kidangu bali was to be performed at Gurukkalashsheri Kottaram. Since a death took place there, this ritual was postponed and Chaturbali was performed in the Panapantal.)
Chaturbali is performed to appease Irulatavi.
(There are four kinds of Atavi-s: Ayikkara Atavi, Ayiravalli Atavi, Gaja Atavi and Irulatavi.)
Irulatavi helps in situations in which one get confused and lose the sense of directions.
Tantri gives Kuri to the Velan ritualist (Sadashivan).
The Acharya presents the sword to the Velan.
The Velan holds a bunch of coconut flowers.
The sacrifice is performed.
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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