Pallissery  Madusoodanan Namboodiri    new Guruvayur Temple Chief  Priest

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By  our Correspondent

Guruvayuer, March 17  (IVC)    Pallissery Madhusoodanan   Namboodiri   has been selected as the Chief Priest (Melshanthi)  of the famous Sree  Krishna temple  here .

                He  was  selected  by  drawing lot   out  of 45  aspirants, the  temple  sources  said. In all  50  aspirants for the covetous post  were interviewed and 45  were declared qualified.

The  draw of lot  was held in the  presence of devotees.  Guruvayur Devaswom Managing Committee (GDMC)  Chairman, Dr  V K  Vijayan, administrator, K  P  vinayan, Deputy  Administrators  and GDMC   members were also present  on the occasion, the  temple  sources  said.

                Fifty-three  year  old  P S  Madhusoodanan Namboodiri  had served Chief  priest  of  the Guruvayur  temple earlier from Apri  01, 2017 for  six months, the  sources  added. Madhusoodanan had served Melshanthi  of the  Viyyoor  Siva temple  for 11 years, 22 years for Ppanangattukara Bhagavathy  temple  and Chottanikkara keezhkavu  temple for one year.

                At  present, he  was the Melshanthi of  the Dhanwanthari  temple at Nelluvai near his residence. The term  of the Guruvayur temple Melshanthi is for six months. He  will assume the office of the  Chief Priest on March 31.

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