Attukal Pongala, an annual ritual offered to the presiding deity of the Attukal Bhagavathy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, is the greatest celebration of womanhood across the globe. Women rush to the Attukal temple premises and surrounding areas of Thiruvananthapuram city to offer Pongala to their “Attukal Amma” to seek her blessings. They will simply ignore the hard time that comes in the form of hot weather.
For the past five years, a voluntary organization namely “Friends of Sasthamangalam” is serving biriyani for women devotees who line up on either side of the roads. The men really deserve appreciation as they served food for more than thousand devotees this year.