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.
From food to toys and tattoos the festival ground is a fascinating place, where you would find many facets of life. The corn sellers from Tamilnadu, the local balloon man and the tattoo maker from Rajasthan meet at a the same place to make a living. With our different perspectives, motivations and interests we too go to meet them and become part of the festivities with an innate passion to seek happiness, thats why perhaps religions around the world nurture festivals and gatherings, a spiritual way to to relieve the material fears. .