Pallippana at Poruvazhy Peruviruthy Malanada Temple

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

Day 9, 18th 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 Bhagavaddutu song
6.30 pm Keshadipadam Uzhichchal as yesterday
7.30 to 8.30 pm Velan Kali
10.30 pm Muroth Muroth performed by Velattis
10.45 pm Parayoth Songs
12 .30 onwards Sarpa Bali 7 stools and 9 lamps are placed in the Panappantal.
Sacrifice is offered to the seven serpents, Ananta, Takhshaka, Vasuki, Padma, Mahapadma, Shamkha and Shamkhapala.
Omana (who performs the Pulluvan song in the temple) sang a song describing the birth of serpents.
The ritualist (Sreejit) is dressed up as a serpent. He is blessed by the Acharya and Omana. He is possessed and he crawls on the floor and partakes the guruti offered, like a serpent.
2.00 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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Parayoth - day 9