Pallippana at Poruvazhy Peruviruthy Malanada Temple

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

Day 8, 17th May 2011

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 general song
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 Kuchelavrittam song
6.30 pm Keshadipadam Uzhichchal as yesterday
7.30 to 9 pm Kiratam - Ottan Thullal
10.30 pm Muroth Muroth performed by Velattis
10.45 pm Parayoth Songs
12.30 am Pattata Bali Pattata Bali is performed for the benefit of those who have died by unnatural means. It is also meant to eliminate the ill effects of diseases, curses and the effects of evil deeds.
The sacrifice is performed behind the Panappantal.
Two ritualists are involved. One (Rajan) sits inside a structure made of plaintain stems. The other (Shashi) gets possessed after he is given a sword by the Acharya. The Tantri performs the puja. He is bound and put inside a pit. The pit is covered with a wooden plank. Various rituals are conducted up to 1 am. Others chant Nama shivaya and stand around. Around 3 30 am, Shashi jumps out of the pit and cuts of the plantain structure and plantain tree.
3.30 am Leading the deities back to their places Appoppan and other deities are ritually taken back to their places. The Urali takes the stick and others the swords and the spear and puts them back in their places.

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Muroth - day 8