Friday, March 6, 2015

Returning to temple

The procession of Attukal Bhagavathy returns to Attukal temple

The ezhunnallippu

The procession of Attukal Bhagavathy reaches Sastha temple, Manacaud

The procession arrives

Pandara Ottam that accompanies the goddess

The procession or ezhunnallippu of Attukal Bhagavathy arrived at the Sastha temple Manacaud at around 8.15 am the next day (6 March)

Attukal pongala : Kuthiyottam photos

Kuthiyottam : the warriors of Attukal bhagavathy

Kuthiyottams arrive

Offering kanikka to Manacaud Sathavu
Kuthiyottams arrive
The first Kuthiyottam arrived at the Sastha temple, Manacaud at around 9 pm

The blessing

The nivedyam thalikkal was held around 3.15 pm, and its time go back home, with the blessings of the goddess.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The lunch time


Free lunch given by Thiruvithancore Cultural Society, at Sastha temple, Manacaud

Pongala pot boils

Boiling rice metaphorically represents the mundane problems and fears boiling to vapour in the divine presence

Smoke and fire

Its all smoke and fire, but you feel the divine presence. Worshipping the supreme mother goddess in a womanly way by cooking rice, is a greatest attribute to woman hood itself. 

Lighting the fire

Getting the fire

Lighting the fire for Attukal pongala 2015 : Scenes in front of Sastha temple, Manacaud

Ready for lighting fire

Women line up before the Sastha temple, Manacaud to light the fire