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Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Visit Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, a Hindu shrine dedicated to the goddess Kannaki. Observe the sculpted facades of the temple adorned with the images of hundreds of gods and goddesses, and the interior idol of Kannaki, bejeweled and furnished with ornaments of gold. This place of worship holds multiple festivals throughout the year, most famously the Attukal Pongala in February--attracting over 3 million women, it ranks as the largest religious gathering of women in the world. Put Attukal Bhagavathy Temple on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) vacation trip planner.
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  • Located at the heart of the city,the attukal temple which is almost always crowded has a serene spiritual ambience to it.Famous for its pongala festival,this temple is a must visit for any devotee. 
  • I love this temple. Something so warm about it that I went a few times. In the day hundreds of lime lamps are lit by devotees, it's quite a sight 
  • A great temple with a very back history. The Pongala Festival is world famous and has a Guiness Record. A very peaceful Temple. Never ever miss this Temple. Worth visiting. 
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  • This temple is also called Ladies Sabarimala with Goddess Kannaki (Parvathi devi) as the main deity. Attukal Pongala festival has find its place in Guinness Book of World Records for being the single largest gathering of women for a religious activity. The temple is not inviting any one to participate in this pongala festival but the participation of lady devotees is increasing drastically over the years. Attukal Temple only 2km away from Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple at East Fort. This can even reached by walking around 15-20 minutes from East Fort, if interested.
  • Sabarimala of women: this is the most popular description of this ultra famous Bhagavathi temple in Thiruvananthapuram city. Most famous for the annual Pongala held here. Can get extremely crowded even on non-festive days if one visits on Tuesdays, Fridays or Sundays. Ample parking space.
  • Attukal Bagavathy Temple is near by (1.5 to 2 km) Lord Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram. The deity is Parvathi (Kannagi). There is mythological story behind the construction of temple as als name of the viilage. Every year during Attukal Pongala Mahotsavam (10 days festival) which falls on February - March every year (Malayalam month of Kumbham). Pongala rituals are participated only by women. The Attukal Pongala is the single largest gathering of women for a religious purpose. It made a Guinness record in March,2009 by 2.5 million of women participating in the event.
  • Loved the tradition there. I was there once by 5 pm and the re-opening of the Temple in the evening was celebrated very nice with full of crackers. Temple architecture was so nice as it was having big statues of Lord Hanuman and other gods. Yearly festival was celebrated so great here. Gents should enter the Temple without shirt. Lid the Deepam at the entrance. Don't take or encourage to take flower mala to the temple as it was not that useful.
  • This temple is well known as Sabarimala of Women. Lakhs of women's come here during Pongala festival