Attukal


Attukal

Attukal is a Hindu pilgrimage centre in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. It is situated about two kilometres to the south east from Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram City.

Attukal Bhagavathy Temple

The Attukal Bhagavathy temple is famous for the annual Attukal Pongala festival when millions of female devotees gather around the temple area and prepare "Pongala" (Rice cooked with jaggery, ghee, coconut etc.). The temple's name was published in the Guinness book of Records, for being the world's largest religious union of women. The Attukal Bhagavathy Temple is sometimes referred to as women's Sabarimala. [cite news |url= http://www.thehindu.com/2006/10/15/stories/2006101514620900.htm |title= Ponkala makes it to Guinness |publisher= The Hindu |date= 2006-10-15 |accessdate= 2008-08-14]

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