|The crowd in front of the Attukal temple today|
|The long queue in front of the temple|
This is the first Sunday before the kodiyettam of the annual pongala festival, and it is natural that the temple premises witness a great influx of devotees. In every face you will witness a sublime happiness that their beloved diety has showered as her blessings. Its happiness around. Of course the temple and its premises is in a festive mood.All the people who gather here have smiles on their faces, an eternal bliss forms the halo of their divine submission. The festival starts on 11 February with the kappukettu ceremony.