Festival of Kerala- Attukal Pongala


The world’s only largest annual congregation festival of women  is called “Attukal Pongala”. During my visit to Kerala’s capital , I was keen on experiencing this festival, as I had learnt about it from the Guinness Book of Records back in 2009 . More than 3.9 million women come together every year for this religious act where  they  offer their devotion , dedication &  obeisance to the deity of Attukal Bhagavathy temple. The  festival is about offering a sweet dish called “ Pongala”, which literally means “to boil over”, porridge made of rice , sweet brown molasses, coconut , jagerry, nuts , raisins. etc….