Sunday 25 Jun, 2017


'Attukal Pongala'; Special Day for Devotees Thousands of Women will offer Pongala for Attukal Amma


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Thiruvananthapuram: Thousands of women will offer Pongala today for Attukal devi at Thiruvananthapuram as the part of the annual festival on Saturday.

The huge amount of women lodged in Thiruvananthapuram Attukal temple, well known as 'women Sabarimala', premises. The surrounding turned sea of humanity of devotees in Thiruvananthapuram district.

The reports adding that the devotees from Tamil Nadu also reached for the Pongala Festival.

Railways have made elaborate arrangement for devotees reaching Thiruvananthapuram for Attukal Pongala. Six special trains, additional coaches in passenger trains, additional stoppages for express trains at smaller stations, additional ticket, information and announcement counters, medical aid centres, enhanced security coverage at stations and special escort for trains are among the measures taken.

With praying, the devotees put rice in the pot, to prepare Devi's favorite dish 'pongala payasam' (a variety of pudding).

Including popular political leaders, film actress will also offer the pongala for Devi, reports added. 

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