Thursday 1 March 2018 10:53 PM UTC
By A Staff Reporter
LONDON March 1: The Pongala Mahotsavam, the most important festival of Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, based in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala will be celebrated in London at the Sri Murugan Temple in Manor Park, East Ham on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 9am.
The present inclement weather in the UK will not be a deterrent to the auspicious celebrations and will go according to plans, the organisers told this website. The present weather forecast shows that there is snowfall forecast in the morning at East Ham.
The famed Pongala Mahotsavam is also being held tomorrow (Friday March 2, 2018) at the Attukal Temple in Thiruvananthapuram. The Pongala Mahotsavam at Attukal Temple is being held from February 22 to March 3 with the festivities climaxing on Day 9 which falls on Friday March 2, 2018 with the lighting of the Pongala hearths.
Several devotees are expected to arrive from various locations in Wales and other parts of the UK such as Birmingham, Cambridge, Surrey, Stevenage etc, to join this solemn occasion and get blessings from their Supreme Mother Attukalamma.
Venue: London Sree Murugan Temple, Church Road, Manor Park, London E12 6AF
Date and Time: Friday 2nd March 2018 from 9 am
Thousands of women in Kerala will prepare ‘Pongala’ offering tomorrow 2nd March to the presiding deity of Attukal Bhagavathy temple in Trivandrum, one of the world’s largest all-women religious gatherings.
The ritual was recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2009 for being the largest religious gathering of women on a single day when 2.5 million took part in the celebration.
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