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    "Attukal Pongala" is a great "Pongal peru vilaa" celebrated at the "Bagawathi Amman" also known as "Attukal Devi" - temple {Temple of the "Kannaki (Amman)" of Tamil Silappathikaaram fame} in the region Attukal, at Thiruvananthapuram of Kerala, India - a very famous festival celebrated annually.

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    "Pongala (Ponkala) is a special naivedya made by the women to the Attukal Devi. The significance of Attukal Devi Temple Pongala is entered the Guinness Book of World Records is the largest gathering of women in the world in a single place on a single day irrespective of caste, creed or religion.

    The Attukal Pongala 2013 Festival begins on 18th February 2013 and concludes on 27th February 2013. The world famous Attukal Pongala is on February 26th 2013, Tuesday. Pongala ritual commences at 10:45 AM and its will be offered to Goddess at 02:30 PM on February 26th 2013" - as per Baghawathi Amman Temple, Attukal - Website.

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