Nurani grama samudayam
nurani village, palakkad

Varam

Varam is as old as Sasthapreethi itself because of the day selected for the festival. Varam means providing food for Veda pandits soon after Veda parayanam at night. This was extended to poor people also. These were undertaken by one branch of Choodamani family 150 years ago to increase longevity of life and prevent premature death in the family.

Nurani village has produced numerous purohits, who are well versed with vedas and puranas. A list of such people is available for their invaluable contribution to our temple, for the preservation of Vedas especially the Mandala Kramaparayanam which was unique and paved the way for its continuance even today, though we are bringing scholars from outside.