Pattazhy Pongala - Pattazhi Devi Temple Pongala Festival



Pattazhy Devi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy and the shrine is located around 18 km from Adoor in Kerala. The annual Pongala festival is organized in Makaram month. Pattazhy Pongala 2016 date is February 7. Thousands of women offer pongala to Pattazhi Devi on the day.

The temple is decorated during the period with lights, lamp, plantain, coconut fronds, flowers etc.
Pongal' ritual comprises of preparing ‘prasad’ for the deity outside the shrine. Women cook rice and jaggery in earthen pots and they offer it to the Goddess. They also cook different type of sweet dishes – called ‘mandaputtu,’ ‘appam,’ ‘therali’ – made out of rice powder and jaggery. Coconut tree fronds are used to cook the ‘prasad.’

Holy fire from the temple is taken out to start the fire for cooking Pongala.