Attukal Pongala begins in Thiruvananthapuram with traditional fervour

Updated:3 weeks, 6 days ago IST

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala),Feb 20 (ANI): Thousands of women devotees across the country participated in the Attukal Pongala and offered desserts, rice, coconuts to Attukal Devi on the occasion.The grounds of the Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, the epic centre of the festival, are lined with the makeshift stoves, which is turning the region into a festival zone. The ritual will conclude with the sprinkling of holy water. Government departments and the State Disaster Management Authority have made elaborate arrangements for the smooth conduction of the festival this year. Women employees, who have been terminated from Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) prepare the ritualistic offering for Attukal Devi on the occasion of Pongala in front of the Secretariat in Trivandrum as a mark of protest against their termination.

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