Attukal devi temple images, videos, contact info and ponkala vazhipadu details
attukal devi bhagavathy temple triavandrum and holy ponkala
The attukal devi temple is hindu pilgrim center located at attukal in trivandrum district,the distance between attukal devi temple and trivandrum central is approximate 3 km.main deity here is the bhdrakali in the name of kannagi,the mythology behind this is the story of kovilan and kannagi.attukal temple is the soul of trivandrum and devi gives the blessings to the people who suffered.
Attukal pongala is the most celebrated festival of this temple, which attracts women from all parts of India. around thousands of women devotees throng together on the day of pongala with their offerings to the Goddess and to seek blessings. The festival commences on Karthika day of Malayalam month Makaram-Kumbham.it popularize all over the world about the kerala heritage through the guinness world records,by the participation of greater number ladies in a temple fest.pongala is prepared by rice cooked with jaggery, ghee, coconut as well as other ingredients like cardamom etc,it made in an open small pot.attukal pongala 2018 will be conducted in 2nd march, Friday.
Morning rituals start from 4.30 am to 12.30 pm and evening from 5 pm to 8.30 pm,the important festivals in this temple are mandala vratham – Festival in connection with utsavam of Sabarimala,vinayaka Chathurthi – Pooja to the Lord ganapathy,pooja Vaypu,identical to Dussera festival (Saraswathy Pooja and Vidyarambham),sivarathri – Siva Pooja,Karthika – Karthika Deepa,ayilya Pooja – Milk, flowers etc. offered to serpent God and special rites
aiswarya Pooja – On all full moon (Pournami) days,nirayum puthariyum (ramayana parayanam) – During the month of Karkadakam,Akhandanama Japam – 4th Sunday of every month.It takes 38 minutes to travel from ksrtc Bus Stand Thiruvanathapuram to Attukal bhagvathy Temple.
Approximate driving distance between ksrtc Bus Stand Thiruvanathapuram and Attukal bhagvathy Temple is 32 km or 19.9 miles or 17.3 nautical miles .the nearest railway stations are kazhakkuttam,kochuveli and murukkampuzha,trivandrum central is the major station near to attukal.the contact details are Address: Manacaud P.O, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695009, Phone 04712456456.