attukal devi

Lifestyle , Books and Art. Going deep into that song had revealed things that would make her an enemy of some and a victim of years of harassment. Main traditions Vaishnavism Shaivism Shaktism Smartism. It is a book of deep faith, devotion and years of well-researched facts. She took the form of a little girl. The temple is renowned for the annual Attukal Pongala festival, in which over three million women participate.

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However, they couldn’t find her as she had disappeared by the time Mulluveettil family was ready to receive her. Also known as “the Sabarimala of Women”this temple attracts the biggest throng of women devotees for the annual Attukal Pongala festival. Goddess Bhadrakali Kannakimounted over ‘vethala’, is the main deity in this temple. Vaishnavism Shaivism Shaktism Smartism. And Thottampaattu is about goddess Bhadrakali.

It is a book of deep faith, devotion and years of well-researched facts.

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And because we know when the Sangam era is, Kannaki is traceable, written within years. Goddess ‘Attukal devi’, itself is the supreme mother ‘Bhaadrkali devi’, in soumya aspect the goddess of power and courage.


Ponkala is offered to celebrate the victory of Kannaki over the king Pandya. Another story says that ‘Attukal devi’ is Bhadrakali, born from the third eye of lord Shiva to kill the demon king Daruka. The Goddess Kannaki Bhadrakali is the main deity in this temple.

She is often referred as Kannaki, the heroine of Ilanko Adikal’s ‘Silapathikaaram’. The goddess was represented as a woman with four arms, each bearing a spear, sword, skull and shield. Neither did I go to the temple for months, till my book came out.

Attukal Temple

So Bhadrakali is often referred as the goddess of prosperity, time and salvation. The people also offered to renovate the temple and a bigger temple with a new icon was installed. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. An old man was sitting on the banks of a stream, when the girl went to him and asked him whether he could help her cross it.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. But then no one reads Chilappatikaram, no one listens to Thottampattu, but the media and the temple website, without any evidence proclaim Attukal Amma is Kannaki. Millions of women gather every year in the month of Kumbham around this temple and prepare Pongala rice cooked with jaggerygheecoconut as well as other ingredients in the open in small pots to please the Goddess Kannaki.

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So how did they come to perform these rituals? And, there is emotion. Main traditions Vaishnavism Shaivism Shaktism Smartism. Several women defi testify the supreme power of this shrine, and tell you how Attukal Devi has blessed them with progeny and wishes of bountiful life. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Attukal Temple. Views Read Edit View history.


She took the form of a little girl. He went ahead and did the same, and it is said that this is at the location of the present Attukal temple. I am glorifying that primitive goddess with my findings, and my book. Atukal Devi temple and its main festival Attukal Pongala reached Guinness Book of World Records of largest annual gathering of tatukalwhen 1.

She took this incarnation of destroyer goddess, to destroy the evil and to preserve good. Bhadrakali, a form of Mahakali, who killed the demon king Daruka, believed to be born from the third eye of lord Shiva. Most of them liked me but a few, especially one person, was particularly antagonistic.

Attukal temple is the abode of the goddess, who is the supreme preserver and destroyer. She came back in his sleep and asked him to build a temple where he found 3 golden lines in his grove.