Attukal Pongala

News:The Attukal Pongala festival has begun in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

Facts:

About the Festival:

  • It is held annually in Attukal Bhagavathy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram. 
  • The temple is popularly known as the Women Sabarimala as only women perform the ritual.
  • Pongala, which means ‘to boil over’, is the ritual in which women prepare sweet payasam and offer it to the main deity ‘Bhagavathy’ also referred to as ‘Attukalamma’.
  • In 2009, the Attukal Pongala festival entered the Guinness Book of Records as the largest gathering of women.

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