The week long Sapthaham started as planned, by 10 am with Ma. Lakshmi Didi's opening words. This year for the first time we are having the Ramayana Sapthaham unlike the usual Bhagavatha Sapthaham.
Following Didi's words Swamiji Ayyapadas who was the Secretary of Kshetra Samrakshana Samithi, addressed the gathering and highlighted upon the need of the hour to gather, understand and consolidate our samskaras and the perpetual wisdom from our puranas and granthas.
The Sapthaham formally got to a start with Sri. A K B Nair, Yagna Acharayan accepting a copy of the Ramayana from Swamiji Ayyappadas.
Aramana Karat Balagangadharan Nair popularly known as Sri. A. K. B. Nair is a renowned scholar and the first Acharya to introduce the concept of Ramayana Sapthaham. Smt. Anandavally Angepat wife of Sri. Nair will assist in the rendering of Ramayanam. Sri O. C. Govindan Nambuthiri will perform the Puja.
The bronze idols of Sri Rama and Lakshmana were kept at the Ganapathi Temple awaiting the auspicious time when the idols would be carried to the yagna vedi.