Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Attukal Temple Trust signs MoU
with South Indian Bank for online payments

The Attukal Temple Trust authorities signed an agreement with the South Indian Bank for making online payments for offerings and donations. The SIB Managing Director and CEO Dr.V.M.Joseph and the Temple Trust Chairman Sri.R.Ravindran Nair signed an agreement regarding this. SIB Executive Director Abraham Thariyan, Trivandrum Regional Manager C.J.Jose Mohan, Temple Trust President R.Gopinathan Nair, Vice-President V.Ayyappan Nair, Secretary K.P.Ramachandran Nair were also present.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Attukal Pongala 2011 brochure

Attual Pongala 2011 brochure
(Courtesy: Temple website)

Attual Pongala: The raw and the cooked

Children looking at the Attukal temple pond

Pongala is mental cleansing.
Imagine the pongala pot as your mind; what you boil and cook inside is none other than the ego, the sins and the bad thoughts that have always pulled you back.
The raw is now cooked, it a has transformed to a new thing, its no more the rice and jaggerry; its the prasada, or the resurrected mind.
Pongala is resurrection of mind.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Temple getting a facelift

Construction works in connection with the Attukal Pongala 2011 are progressing on warfooting, which would give the Attukal temple premises a new look. The temple witnessed a thick gathering today, the 1st of Malayalam month Dhanu, even amidst the construction works that has virtually gutted the entire space of the temple premises. Come and see, you will breath the air of the festival, even it is two months away. Pongala is so divine, that for the sixty days ahead, it would wither its fragrance and glory around.

Construction works in progress at the Attukal temple premises