Monday 18 February 2019 2:33 AM UTC
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM Feb 18: Only a day left for the world famous Attukal Pongala. Lakhs of women will offer pongala to Attukalamma on Wednesday. Attukal Temple Trust Secretary K. Sisupalan Nair said that everything is set for the annual pongala event.
The pongala will begin at 10.15 a.m. on Wednesday. Sanctification ceremony will be at 2.15 p.m. In the evening, the deity idol will be taken in a procession on the tusker ‘Cherpulassery Ananthapadmanabhan’.
815 ‘Kuthiyottam’ kids will accompany the procession. The organizers have asked the public to avoid plastic and strictly implement ‘green protocol’.
Trust Chairman K. Sasidharan Nair, President V. Chandrasekhara Pillai, Vice President P.K. Krishnan Nair, Join Secretary M.A. Ajith Kumar, Treasurer V. Ayyappankumar and Publicity Convenor V. Sobha were present in the press meeting.
Pongala in America and Britain
Malayali organizations in America and Britain will offer pongala to Attukalamma. The organizers in these countries have informed the temple trust about this.
The temple trust will hand over ‘Mangala Certificates’ to them. Malayalee organizations in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra, and Delhi will also conduct pongala.
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