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Attukal Pongala

Attukal Pongala:

The Attukal Pongala falls on the ninth day of the annual ten-day festival at the Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram.

  • It is one of the world’s largest gatherings of women.
  • Pongala is a ten-day-long festival of Attukal Bhagavathy Temple.
  • The festival commences with the musical rendering of the story of the Goddess (Kannaki Charitam) during the “Kappu Kettu ceremony”.
  • The story invokes the presence of Kodungallur Bhagavathy and the slaying of the Pandyan King.
  • This festival commemorates the victory of Good over Evil, by the slaying of the Pandyan King.
  • Attukal Bhagavathy temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy.
  • Also known as, “the Sabarimala of Women”, this temple attracts the biggest set of women devotees for the annual Attukal Pongala festival.