Guruvayur temple gets new head priest
Guruvayur: Karakkatt Thekkepattu Manakkal Jayaprakashan Namboothiri (52) of Shoranur Kavalappara will be appointed as the new head priest (melsanthi) of Guruvayur temple. The new head priest is selected for a term of six months from October 1.
Interestingly, Jayaprakasahan Namboothiri has been selected for the post after applying 26 times.
He has been working as the postmaster in Kulapully for 26 years and serving his ancestral temple at Chuduvalathoor for the last 25 years.
He is born to (late) Narayanan Namboothiri of Thekkepattu Mana and Parvathy Devi Antharjanam of Sreekrishnapuram Vadakkedath Mana. His wife is Viji, Principal of Prabhapuram MMITE TTC School and Pravijith is his only son.
He will take charge as the head priest on September 30 at midnight. Before joining, he will spend 12 days at the temple in complete devotion.