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PARAYEDUPPU

PARAYEDTUPPU

parayeduppu
parayeduppu

The local temple festivals of devi OR BHAGAVATHY starts with the parayeduppu,offering rice to the diety in a specific measurement from everyhouse in a locality.The representative of the goddess velichappadu receives the offerings and bestows blessings on behalf of the dietyThe velichapadu should undergo fasting and penace for the vlrtous ceremony to be carried out.

paranirakkal
paranirakkal

The female members of the house receive the parayedupu team and velichapadfu ceremoniously lighting a lamp ‘called nilavilakku. the team visits the house holds associated with this temple.

kalam for parayeduppu
kalam for parayeduppu

A design  KALAM  will be drawn using rice flour solution on the cow dung pasted floor on the courtyard, thottam rendering is done after paranirakkal ceremony. the female member of the family fills the empty measurement vessel with paddy after setting a bunch of coconut flowers in the para’. Paddy will be filled in another cylindrical measurement idangazhi.

panappidutham vengassery parayeduppu
panappidutham vengassery parayeduppu

There may be performance of panappidutham,Ateam of drummers and  ilathalam artists accoMpany the whole performance;

parayeduppu
parayeduppu

Thus velichapadu   accept all offerings of the devotees on behalf of devi and devi protects them from diseases and curses.

paranirakkal
paranirakkal
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