Attukal Pongala Mahotsavam held

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 13 Mar 2017 07:52:25

Staff Reporter,

ATTUKAL Pongala Mahotsavam was held at Ayyappa Temple, Poonkavanam, Anandnagar, on Saturday as per traditions followed at famous Attukal Temple in Trivandrum. About 200 devotees participated in the Pongala and about 100 took part in Mangal (Haldi) para. Large number of devotees witnessed the Pongala.

A large number of Keralites gathered since morning at all Ayyappa Temples located in city for the Mahotsavam.
As per the customs, the temple management arranged the ingredients for preparation of ‘Kheer’ for which the devotees offered their services. The ‘Kheer’ was then distributed among the devotees.
The entire cooking was done in temple complex itself and later the ‘Kheer’ was offered to the presiding deity. After receiving the blessing of Goddess, the devotees took home the ‘Kheer’ and distributed it among their neighbours.