Attukal Bhagavathy Temple

Attukal, Manacaud, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695009 Phone: 91 471 2463130 / 91 471 245 6456


The  Attukal Bhagavathy Temple  is a shrine in  Kerala ,  India . The  temple  is renowned for the annual  Attukal Pongala  festival, in which over a million women participate. Attukal Temple is situated within 2 kilometres of the  Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple  in  Thiruvananthapuram . The Goddess  Kannaki  ( Parvathi ) is the main  deity  in this temple. The mythology behind the temple, relates to the story of Kannagi who was married to Kovalan, son of a wealthy merchant. After marriage, Kovalan met a dancer and spent all his riches on her forgetting his wife.

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