(Comes in Feb-March/Makaram-Kumbham) poonthanam Poonthanam is the name of a Namboothiri mana. He was a staunch devotee of Lord Guruvayurappan. His greatest work ‘Jnanapana’ (loosely translated ‘Pot of Knowledge’) is a style of folk poems written in common man’s language and verse. Songs from the Jnanapana are sung on this day as an offering to Lord Guruvayurappan.

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