A blog on Attukal Pongala now featuring Attukal Pongala 2016
More than three million women gather here to offer pongala to Attukal Amma the Hindu goddess making it the largest gathering of women on earth. News reports, photos and videos of Attukal Pongala.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
The Theruvilakku procession
Theruvilakku procesions are held during the Attukal Pongala festival nights. They are huge replicas of temple like structures carried on head by men. Theruvilakku is usually conducted as an offering to Attukal Devi. People would line up on either side of the road to watch these processions which usually pass late at night. Sometimes men dressed as women adorning glittering attires and ornaments would also accompany the procession dancing all the way. The man holding the Theruvilakku on his head would dance to the tune of the pandimelam that accompany. The Theruvilakku procession will end at the temple.
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