Attukal Pongala

The Attukal Pongala held in Attukal Temple, Thiruvananthapuram is the largest congregation of women for a festival in the world. Pongala, which means 'to boil over’, is the ritual in which women prepare sweet payasam (a pudding made from rice, jaggery, coconut and plantains cooked together) and offer it to the Goddess or ‘Bhagavathy’. The ritual can only be performed by women and the streets of th....
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The temple is renowned for its Pongala festival in which the rituals are performed exclusively by women to appease the Goddess. The festival has made its entry into The Guinness Book of World Records for the largest congregation of women at any single place.

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Pradeep Chandran
Tourist Information Officer
Department of Tourism

How to reach

The nearest airport is Trivandrum International Airport, which is 5 KMs away.
The nearest convenient railway station is Trivandrum Central, which is 3 KMs away.
The nearest major city is East Fort, which is 2KMs away.
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Event Details
Venue Address
Attukal Bhagavathi Temple
Date Time

7 Mar 2023 - 7 Mar 2023

7:00 AM - 10:00 PM




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