Guruvayur temple gets new head priest
Guruvayur: 41-year-old Pazhayath Mana Sumesh Namboothiri has been appointed as the head priest of Guruvayur temple. Sumesh, son of Pazhayath Subrahmanyan Namboothiri belongs to the Othikkan family. His father was the head priest of the temple for two terms.
Sumesh is taking the charge of head priest for the third time at the temple. Before this, he served the temple as head priest in 2012 and 2016.
The new head priest will take charge on October 1. A head priest is appointed for a term of six months.
In total, 59 applications were received for the post of head priest. Sumesh was selected as the head priest through a lot held on Monday after the ‘uchapooja’.