Photo Album of Attukal Pongala 2012

Attukal Pongala (Malayalam: ആറ്റുകാല്‍ പൊങ്കാല) is the annual day festival of Attukal Bhagavathy temple, which is one of the famous temples in South India.  This temple is located in Thiruvananthapuram/Trivandrum City, Capital of Kerala State, INDIA.  Here ten days annual festival is celebrated in the month of  February/March  every year.  This year the festival is held on February 28 to March 8.  Pongala festival is held on March 7, 2012.  On the day of Pongala, people prepare varieties of dishes like Jaggery Payasam (Pongala), Therali appam, Milk Payasam, Mandaputtu, Boiled Green Gram to dedicate Attukal Devi.  Attukal Pongala has Guinness World Record for largest number of women participating in annual gathering.  This year also the temple authorities expect that the participants will be more than 35 lakhs (3.5 million).  More...


























































Location
Thiruvananthapuram/Trivandrum City, Kerala, INDIA

Festival Season
February-March every year

14 comments:

R Niranjan Das said...

Beautiful captures!! The photos itself explains the whole festival.

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Jeevan said...

Great presentation of the festival! I have heard about this temple which is also called as the Sabarimala of Women.

Well captured on the phase of Pongala!

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Very explanatory post with beautiful photos. Magnificent effort to show case this fantastic festival of women.

Have a nice day,
Joseph

Indrani said...

Oh! These are so tempting. It is ages since I have had them. I wish they were available here in Bangalore. Particularly those appams. Thanks for the virtual treat! :)

Arti said...

Such a wonderful post! Beautiful chronicle through so many amazing photos, and all those dishes look mighty tempting! Thank you so much for sharing.

anupama said...

Dear Krishna,
May Attukal Bhagavathy Bless You and Family!
Hearty Congratulations for the wonderful presentation of the festival.
The details and amazing photographs explain the festival! I just read an article on this famous festival in Vanitha Magazine.
I appreciate the hardwork and goodness of your mind to put up this beautiful post.
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple is known as the Sabarimala of Ladies.I was watching the festival on TV screen.
Words fail to praise your great post!
Sasneham,
Anu

Rajesh said...

Wonderful images from festival.

Meera Rao said...

Oh! wonderful virtual journal of the festival! mouthwatering delicacies :)

sm said...

excellent post with beautiful pics

Gaurav Verma said...

Worth visiting...thanks for putting and sharing such a magnificient temple and festival...

Team G Square said...

Very detailed post with superb pics ......

Vaish said...

The pictures are so colorful! I've heard so much about Pongala festival, but your pictures took me there!

Krishna said...

@All
Thanks for visiting and commenting...

joshi daniel said...

nicely documented :)