Thursday, January 15, 2009


Children holding the fire lamps to accompany the
Sreebhoothabali procession at Manacaud Sastha temple

Ready for the Sreebhoothabali procession

The Sastha diety at Manacaud is regarded as the younger brother of Attukal Amma by the local people. The Ezhunnallipu or procession that takes place after the pongala offering also culminates at this very ancient temple. The kuthiyottams gather around the temple premises of Manacaud Sasthavu and then return to Attukal temple accompanying Attukal Amma. Sreebhoothabali is one of the main offerings given to Sastha diety during the auspicious Makaravilakku celebrations.

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