Thursday, October 28, 2010

Idols on the temple shrine gets a new look

Newly painted idols on the back side of the temple shrine

It's an arduous task to paint thousands of idols that adorn the temple shrine. New colours have given an aura of divinity and sanctity around them. These idols of top of the shrine is one of the greatest attraction of Attukal temple. One cannot forget the thousands of idols that represent various stories related to Goddess Bhadrakali told in the Hindu puranas; as if the temple is a symbolic representation of the Devi purana.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The new look gopuram

Painting being done at the temple gopuram.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Temple gearing up for Attukal Pongala 2011

Preparations are on a fast track at the Attukal Devi Temple which is gearing up for the next Pongala season. The Attukal Pongala is on February 19, 2011. Come to the temple premises and you could see the construction works going on at a greater pace. The idols above the temple shrine give a colourful look with the new paint work, which is almost over. The gopuram at the entrance is being painted now. At the precincts of the sanctum sanctorum, you would really feel the holy breeze of pongala.