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.
Children holding the fire lamps to accompany the Sreebhoothabali procession at Manacaud Sastha temple
Ready for the Sreebhoothabali procession
The Sastha diety at Manacaud is regarded as the younger brother of Attukal Amma by the local people. The Ezhunnallipu or procession that takes place after the pongala offering also culminates at this very ancient temple. The kuthiyottams gather around the temple premises of Manacaud Sasthavu and then return to Attukal temple accompanying Attukal Amma. Sreebhoothabali is one of the main offerings given to Sastha diety during the auspicious Makaravilakku celebrations.