Thottam Pattu at Attukal temple, Thiruvananthapuram
Thottam pattu (Thottampattu) is yet another important ritual held in Attukal Bhagavathy temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The festival begins with the kudiyiruthu of bhagavathy to a temporary shed made of thatched coconut leaves in the temple premises. The ritual of Thottampattu begins after the diety is invited to the thatched shed.
The Thottampattu, devotional song which tells the story of Kannaki in Tamil text Chilappatikaram. The ritual song continues for ten days, and the story told on each day is also related to the rituals in the temple.