Attukal Pongala 2018 festival will be held at Attukal Bhagavathy temple located at Trivandrum in Kerala. Even if Pongala festival is held at different temples allover Kerala, the pongala at Attukal is unique. Women devotees from all over World come to attend this festival as an offering to Goddess Attukalamma. This makes everyone ask details regarding dates of Attukal pongala in year 2018. They want to know it for making arrangements for attending it. Pongala Mahotsavam at Attukal is held for 10 days beginning from 22 February 2018 to 3 March 2018.
Attukal Devi at Trivandrum is believed to hear and solve all problems of devotees. Another Hindu pilgrimage destination that is famous for Pongala is Karikkamom. Among most popular Pongala festival in Kerala first place is for Attukal, second place for Chakkulathukavu temple near Alappuzha and third place for Karikkakom. Many Kerala actresses acting in Malayalam movies, Television serials will attend Pongala festival held at Attukal on 2-3-2018. This is because they believe that all their problems in life and career are solved by Attukal Amma who is the main Goddess worshiped in this temple. Pongala nivedyam is prepared using jaggery, coconut and offered to Devi who was actually Kannaki.
Attukal pongala 2018 schedule
Attukal pongala 2018 date is on 2 March 2018 (2-3-2018). Festival at Attukal Bhagavathy Temple will begin from 22nd February 2018 (22-2-2018) to 3rd March 2018 (3-3-2018). Attukal pongala 2018 time of lighting Pongala hearth (aduppu kathikkal / അടുപ്പു കത്തിക്കൽ) will be at 10.15 am on Friday, 2nd March 2018 (2/3/18). Blessing of Pongala Nivedyam known as Sanctification (നിവേദ്യം) will be at time 2.30 pm on 2 March 2018 (2/3/2018).
Thursday, 22 February 2018 (22-2-2018) 5.45 pm – Kappukettu, Kudiyiruthu (കാപ്പുകെട്ട് കുടിയിരുത്ത്)
Saturday, 24 February 2018 (24-2-2018) 8.45 am – Kuthiyotta Vritham starting day (കുത്തിയോട്ട വൃതo ആരംഭം )
Friday, 2 March 2018 (2-3-2018) 10.15 am – Pongala (പൊങ്കാല) ; 7.45 pm Kuthiyottam chooralkuthu (കുത്തിയോട്ടം ചൂരൽകുത്ത്) ; 11.15 pm Procession of Attukal Devi (Attukalamma) starts.
Attukal temple in Thiruvananthapuram is known as ‘Sabarimala of Women’ and every year women worshipers who come to offer pongala to Attukal devi increases by lakhs. It’s name is in Guinness book for highest number of women devotees gathering at a place to offer pongala.