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.
The major attractions of the Painguni festival of Sreepadmanabha Swamy temple here are the display of huge idols of Pandavas, in the front of the temple and the aarattu by the Maharaja of Travancore as the concluding rite. As children we used to visit temple during these times, to have a look at the Bhima. Bhima to our little minds was the strongest, but here Dharmaputra is the biggest idol. The idols are crafted beautifully and retain their pristine look.