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V K Jayaraj Potti is new Melsanthi of Sabarimala temple; Rajikumar to be Melsanthi of Malikappuram

Pathanamthitta: Priest V K Jayaraj Potti has been chosen as the Melsanthi (head priest) of the Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala.

Jayaraj was selected through a draw of lots on Saturday. A native of Kodungalloor, Thrissur, Jayaraj will be the Sabarimala melsanthi for the next year. He is a member of Pooppathi Poyya Varikkattu Math.

At the same time, Rajikumar M N, an Angamaly native, has been selected as the Melsanthi at the Malikappuram Devi Temple.

Both priests will take charge of the pilgrimage season from November 16.

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