Attukal Temple

Attukal Temple

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The Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, located in Aattukal, is one of the oldest shrines of South India and the presiding deity of the temple is Attukal Bhagavathy, who is believed to be an incarnation of Goddess Parvathi. Located at just 2 km from Thiruvananthapuram, the temple is also popularly known as ‘Sabarimala of Women’.

Next Year Attukal Pongala, Friday 18th February 2022

 

Country India
Languages spokenEnglish, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada
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About Attukal Pongala:
Attukal Pongala is a famous ritualistic annual festival celebrated by the women folks at Attukal Bhagavathy Temple in Kerala. Attukal Pongala festival begins on Karthikakshatra in the Malayalam month Makaram or Kumbham, which usually falls in February or March, and is celebrated for 10 days. The festival concludes with the sacrificial offering known as Kuruthitharpanam at night. The world-famous Attukal Pongala Mahotsavam takes place on the ninth day of the festival when millions of women devotees assemble on the open ground and prepare a sweet dish as an offering to the Goddess.
Attukal Pongala got its award for the largest annual gathering of women is achieved by 2.5 million women in an event organized by Attukal Bhagavathy Temple Trust in Kerala, India, on 10th March 2009 in Guinness Book of World Record.

Next Year Attukal Pongala, Friday 18th February 2022

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