Customary Petta Thullal draws thousands to Erumely

The ceremonial ‘Petta thullal’ that is held along with the Sabarimala pilgrimage, took place at Erumely on Friday. Ambalappuzha and Alangad teams performed the Petta Thullal. Ambalappuzha Petta thullal led by their ‘Samooha Periyon’ Kalathil Chandrasekharan Nair concluded at Dharma Sastha Temple after going around Nainar Juma Masjid (Vavar Palli) after it was accorded receptions at various points. By 3 pm, Alangad team led by A K Vijayakumar began their ceremonial Petta Thullal. The second team won’t go around Vavaru Palli and directly reached Dharma Sastha Temple and concluded the Petta Thullal. According to beliefs, Vavar Swami (Muslim saint and a close friend of Lord Ayyappa as per myth) had already set off his journey with the Ambalappuzha team.

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