Attukal Pongala 2016, the world famous festival begins on 15th February 2016 and it concludes on 24th February 2016 at Attukal Bhagavathi temple Thiruvananthapuram. Attukal Pongala will be held on 23rd February 2016, Tuesday. Only womens are allowed to participate in the Attukal Pongala rituals , many lakhs of womes are particpating in this Attukal Pongala every year , the pongala is known as Sabarimala of Women.
Attukal Pongala Mahotsavam 2016 Thiruvananthapuram
Attukal Pongala Mahotsavam 2016 is celebrating on 15th to 24th February 2016 at Attukal Bhagavathi temple Thiruvananthapuram.
Attukal Pongala Mahotsavam is a 10 days festival begins on the Karthika star with the traditional Kappukettu and Kudiyiruthu ceremony, the idol of Devi, is embellished with Kappu (Bangles). There are different cultural and divotional programmes will be conducted on these festival days. The most attaction of the festival is on 9th day ie February 23, 2016 , Tuesday, The world famous Attukal Pongala will be held on this day. Thousands of women participants regardless of religious faith will be making Pongala offering to Attukal Devi. The Ponkala mahotsavam will be concluded on the 10th day with Kuruthitharpanam.
Attukal Pongala Programme Schedule – Important Programmes
15 – 2- 2016 : Monday
10.30 Am – Kappu Kettu & Kudiyiruthu
7:30 pm – Sangeethakacheri
9:30 pm – Tharotsavam
16 – 2- 2016 : Tuesday
Kaviyarangu, Dance, Sasthreeya Nrutham, Kerala Natanam
9:30 PM – Fusion programme
17 – 2 -2016: Wednesday
08.30 Am – Beginning of the penance for the boys who participate in the Kuthiyottam offering
Ottanthullal , Dance, Sangeethakacheri,Sasthreeya Nrutham
18 – 2 -2016: Thursday
Kodiyattam, Kathaprasangam,,Sasthreeya Nrutham, Music Band Show at 9:30
19 – 2 -2016: Friday
Thiruvathira, Sasthreeya Nrutham, Megashow, Dance Dhamaka
20 – 2 -2016: Saturdayday
Parayanthullal, Mohiniyattam, Sasthreeya Nrutham, Ganamela, Baale,
21 – 2 -2016: Sunday
Gnamela, Sasthreeya Nrutham,
21 – 2 -2016: Monday
Nagyarkoothu, Chakyar Koothu, Dance, Mohiniyattam, Bharathanatyam
10.00 Am – Lighting of the Pongala Hearths.
01.30 Pm – Sanctification of Pongala
07.20 Pm – Kuthiyottam Chooralkuthu
11.00 Pm – The Procession of the Goddess.
09.45 Pm – Kappu Azhippu & Kudiyilakkal
01.00 Am – Kuruthi Tharppanam