New Melsanthi for Guruvayur temple

Sumesh Namboodiri, 38, was on Monday selected as the new Melsanthi of the Guruvayur Sreekrishna Temple.

He was selected by a draw of lots at the temple from 48 candidates shortlisted for the post. Outgoing Melsanti Harish Namboothiri drew the lot. The six-month term of the new Melsanthi will begin on October 1.

It is the second time that he is assuming charge as Melsanthi.

Sumesh Namboodiri’s father Subramanian Namboodiri had been Melsanthi of the temple in 1999 and 2009.

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