Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Attukal Devi temple festival begins

Devotees inside the Attukal temple to witness kappukettu and kudiyiruthu

Pancharimelam by women

Temple at night
Attukal Devi temple festival 2012 began with the traditional kappukettu and kudiyiruthu ceremony in the evening at 7.15 today. Thousands of devotees thronged the temple premises to witness the sacred ceremony.

Monday, February 27, 2012


Watch Kuthiyottam video from Konchiravila Devi temple, Trivandrum


Ezhunnallippu of Konchiravila Devi temple, watch video

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Pongala pots line city roads

Pongala pots have lined the road stretch from East Fort to Attukal a week ahead of Attukal Pongala 2012. Pot makers have come from the border areas of Parassala, and from Marthandam and Kanyakumari in Tamilnadu, even though the local vendors form the majority.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Attukal temple gets a facelift

The nadapandal that stretches upto the parking area behind the temple

The new look temple premise

Electrical illumination work in progress

Meeting the deadline : construction work in progress
The renovation works at the Attukal temple premises are progressing fast to give a new look for the temple before the Attukal pongala festival. Painting of the temple is over and the electrical illumination workd have stated. The work of the main venue where cultural feast is conducted is going on. Laying of tiles in the new nadapandal that stretches upto the parking area behind the temple is almost over.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Festival season begins

The festival season has commenced with the arrival of the month of Kumbham (February-March). Most of the festivals of Bhadrakali temples in Trivandrum commence in February. The video shows the festival procession from Mutharamman temple in Trivandrum.  

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Joy of pongala

Darshan at Attukal

Fishes in the temple pond

Preparations in progress

Pongala is near and the preparations are on. The Attukal temple is witnessing a huge rush of devotees, mainly women, which will gradually increase in the coming days. The district administration and the Trivandrum Corporation has geared up for providing facilities on a war footing. Tarring of roads, cleaning of the drainage lines, repairs of water pipes are going on around the vicinities of the temple. The temple authorities have started the preparations long back, the painting of the temple is almost over, laying of terracota tiles in the newly constructed nadapandal is in the final stage. Come to the temple and you can sense the fragrance of Attukal Pongala.