PATHANAMTHITTA: The first-ever Sreemad Devi Bhagavatha Sathram is all set to begin at Pandalam Thonnallur Pattupurackavu Devi temple on Wednesday.
Bhagavatha Hamzam Malliyur Sankaran Nampoothiri will hoist the sathram flag at 4.05 p m.
Guruvayur Sree Krishna temple Thantri Chennas Dineshan Nampoothiri will inaugurate the sathram. Pattupurckavu Devi Melsanthi Krishnan Nampoothiri will install the Devi idol at the Yagnasala.
Sathram acharyan T R Ramanathan of North Paravur will deliver the discourse.
Bhagavathi Seva will be performed at the yagnasala as a special ritual. The combined procession from Kurampala Puthcavu Bhagavathi temple carrying the flag and flagmast and other processions will be accorded a reception on arrival at Pattupurackavu Temple Junction at 4 p m.
FLAGMAST DEDICATION: The flag and flagmast, to be installated at the sathram venue at Pandalam, were handed over by NSS treasurer P N Narendranathan Nair to the sathram office-bearers at a ceremony held at Malayalappuzha Devi temple on Tuesday.
Temple Thantri Adimuttathu Madom Sukumara Bhattathiri and Melsanthi Dilipan Nampoothiri presented the flag and flagmast to Narendranathan Nair after performing poojas on them.
The flag and flagmast will be taken out in a procession from Malayalappuzha Devi temple at 6 a m on Wednesday.