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Aattukal Pongala


The Aattukal Bhagavathi Temple dedicated to the Goddess Bhagavathi is situated in Thiruvananthapuram city. The name 'Pongala' means 'to boil over' and refers to the ritualistic offering of porridge made of rice, sweet brown molasses, coconut gratings, nuts and raisins.

Celebration Trends And Rituals
Only women devotees are allowed to participate in this ritual. Right from the previous night, thousands of women devotees start assembling in the temple premises and on either sides of the roads leading to the shrine.

General Information

Speciality
Pongala, an exclusive festival for women, falling in February/ March, is the speciality of this temple.