Thiruvalla: Thousands of women offered Pongala to Chakkulathukavu devi at Thiruvalla as the part of the annual Karthika Pongala festival on Sunday.
The huge amount of women lodged in the Neerettupuram and surrounding turned sea of humanity of devotees in Pathanamthitta district.
The reports added that the devotees from Tamil Nadu also reached for the Pongala Festival.
With praying, the devotees put rice in the pot, to prepare Devi’s favorite dish 'pongala payasam' (a variety of pudding).
In the morning Mr. Surendran put a measure of rice in the vessel to mark the start of the offering. Mathew T. Thomas, MLA, was present. D. Vijayakumar, Akhila Bharatha Ayyappa Seva Sanghom national vice-president; Suresh Kavumbhagom, public relations officer of the temple devaswom; and K.K. Gopalakrishnan Nair, administrator; were also present.