New ‘Melsanthi’ for Guruvayur temple

Krishnan Namboodiri, 52, was selected as the new ‘Melsanthi’ of the Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple.

He was selected by a draw of lots at the temple from 54 candidates shortlisted for the post. Outgoing ‘Melsanti’ Madhusoodhanan Namboothiri drew the lot.

The six-month term of the new ‘Melsanthi’ will begin on October 1.

It is the first time that he is assuming charge as ‘Melsanthi’.

(Agencies)

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