slightly different version narrates that the Nambudris resorted to
Pattini-fast into death sitting atop the Surgam. Zamorin being firm,
the Nambudris died enmasse. And this happened in the month of
Tulamasa and lasted for seven days beginning from Revati - the
twenty-eight asterism. The management of temple thus passed into the
hands of rulers from Brahmins.
was gloom everywhere and despair danced in and out of the temple
campus. In the palace too grief thrust its weight- on the heart of
the devout members. For every mishap or pitfall, the king was blamed
a4d taunted. The astrologerís .advised the King to dispel the veil
of anishta caused by the Brahmahatya by a noble measure that would
please the Brahmins most. The Zamorin was indecisive. But on the
advice of Venerable Kolkunnath Sivangal, the Zamorins instituted the
Pattattanam in 1309 AD at the Tali temple.