Gold idol procession at Guruvayur temple commences
Guruvayur; The gold idol (swarna kolam) of the deity at the Guruvayur Sreekrishna Temple was taken out in a procession on Sunday, the day of Ashtami, as part of the annual 10-day Ekadasi festival here. This practice would continue for the next four days – Navami, Dasami and Ekadasi.
10,000 lamps were lighted when the procession began where tusker Valiya Vishnu carried the idol made of gold and embedded with precious stones. The procession is held during the last five days of the festival. The ‘Ashtamivilaku’ was sponsored by Pulikkeezhe Variyath family.
The ‘Navamivilaku’ on Monday is sponsored by Koladi family.