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.
Monday, January 3, 2011
New year and Attukal Pongala
Devotees lighting the Naranga Vilakku
Pongala is a new beginning, just like the dawn of the new year. Pongala too comes with resolutions like the new year resolutions we take. But unlike the new year resolutions for which we have to strive for, Pongala resolutions strive for us, gives strength for our spirit and body. Those resolutions are taken care of by Attukal Amma. We just have to keep our faith in her; her blessings would make us bold and strong to face all the challenges till we renew our pledges during the next Pongala. That's why every year lakhs of women join this spiritual rite. Pongala is nothing but submission of oneself before Attukal Amma,; or discovering the true self.
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