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