Thiruvananthapuram: The Navarathri procession will reach Kerala border today. The procession began yesterday from Padmanabhapuram Palace, located at Thuckalay in Kanyakumari district. The Government of Kerala will officially welcome the procession at the border town of Parassala.
Kerala Governor, Arif Mohammed Khan, and several Ministers will welcome the procession at Parassala. The procession will make a halt tonight at the Sri Krishna Swami Temple in Neyyattinkara. Tomorrow, the procession will reach the state capital.
The procession, which began yesterday, carries the idols of the deities of Padmanabhapuram Thevaarakketu Saraswati, Vellimala Kumaraswamy, and Suchindram Munnuttinaka Devi. As part of the procession, the royal sword placed at the Upparikkal Malikayil in the palace was handed over yesterday morning at 8’o clock.
The royal sword is being carried along with the procession to signify that the King is accompanying the procession. Once the procession reaches Thiruvananthapuram, the royal sword will be received by the Travancore royal family. The sword will be then placed at the Navarathri Mandapam at Kottakkakam for pooja.