Mahalakshmi Temple in East Ham gets ready for Sacred Pongala Celebration

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Chenda Melam and Panchari Melam to add spiritual ambiance to the event

Devotees of Attukal Amma in the UK are preparing for a sacred celebration of Attukal Pongala at London Mahalakshmi Temple in East Ham on Sunday, February 25th, 2024, commencing at 8:30 am.

Attukal Pongala Mahotsavam, renowned as an exclusive women’s festival, holds a distinguished place in religious gatherings in Kerala. It has earned a prestigious mention in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the World’s largest religious gathering of women. Often hailed as the ‘Sabarimala of Women,’ the Attukal Bhagavathy Temple symbolise the essence of devotion and empowerment for its female devotees.

Attukal Pongala also holds deep spiritual significance, symbolising devotion and gratitude to the goddess Attukal Amma. As part of the ceremony, devotees will offer Pongala, a special dish made of rice, jaggery, coconut, and other ingredients, as a token of their devotion and prayers for blessings.

Organisers have extended a warm invitation to all devotees to participate in this sacred event. The celebration promises to be a blend of devotion, culture, and community spirit, fostering a sense of unity among attendees.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive early and be a part of the ceremony’s auspicious beginnings. Archana tickets priced at £10, inclusive of fruit, coconut, and a ceremonial lamp, will be available for purchase at the venue. Additionally, attendees are requested to bring flowers and fruits as offerings.

Pics from last year

The festivities will be enriched with the melodious beats of Chenda Melam and Panchari Melam, led by Vinod of Navadhara School of Music, adding to the spiritual ambiance of the event.

For further inquiries and details regarding the celebration, interested individuals are encouraged to contact 07400333661.

The Mahalakshmi Temple, located at 241 High Street North, London E12 6SJ.

Date and Time: Sunday 25th February 2024 from 8:30am.