VK Jayaraj Potty is new Sabarimala head priest
Sabarimala: VK Jayaraj Potty has been elected as the new head priest of Sabarimala temple. He is member of Vaarikkattu Madam family at Poopathy in Thrissur.
Kaushik K Varma, member of the Pandalam royal family, selected him through draw of lots held at the temple on Saturday morning.
Meanwhile, Angamaly native Rajikumar MN (Janardhanan Namboodiri) has been selected as the next head priest for Malikappuram Devi temple in Sabarimala.
Rishikesh K Varma, incumbent head priest of Malikappuram temple, selected his name from the lots.
9 candidates were listed for Sabarimala head priest post and 10 were named for Malikappuram.
TDB president N Vasu, members VN Vijayakumar, KS Ravi, Sabarimala special commissioner Manoj, Devaswom Commissioner BS Thirumeni and High Court Justice K Padmanabhan attended the ceremony.