Wednesday, February 13, 2008

All set for the Pongala festival

The Attukal Devi temple is all set for the kodiyettu tommorrow. The panthal (a shed made of thatched coconut leaves) is made right in front of the gopuram or the temple entrance, where the diety is invited to stay till the end of the festival, which is known as kudiyiruthu. The main rituals that will be performed tomorrow are the kappukettu and the kudiyiruthu. Kappukettu involves adorning a bangle which is made of the pineapple plant's fibre and the panchaloham(an alloy of five metals). The Attukal Pongala festival begins formally with the kappukettu and kudiyiruthu.
നാളെ ഒന്നാം ഉത്സവം 14.02. 2008 വ്യാഴാഴ്ച
കാപ്പുകെട്ടി കുടിയിരുത്ത് രാവിലെ 8.30 ന്

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