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.
Crowd in front of Sastha temple, Manacaud in the wee hours of Wednesday
Making food for the devotees
Women have started coming to Thiruvananthapuram city to offer pongala to goddess Bhadrakali on the auspicious Attukal Pongala. Vehicles from the nearby districts of Kollam, Allappuzha and Pathanamthitta have been plying through the city roads from the wee hours of morning. Traditionally the city homes extend hospitality to the devotees who come to offer pongala, building new relationships and a community, based on divine love.