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.
Attuukal Pongala is a month away, but the air of sublime dedication looms large in the air. People far and near have begun to talk about the grand ritual; women have already started preparations, collecting the dried coconut leaves and sizing fire wood, buying pongala sarees and even reserving their places at their friends' or relatives' houses near the Attukal temple. Usually women prefer houses where they have put up during the previous festival, you could find many homes around the temple where people from far away places gather for decades. Attukal pongala is also a great social gathering that strengthen relationships, where love and trust are the sublime denominators.