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Chakkulathukavu Pongala 2016 date

Pongala, or Ponkala, is a unique ritual performed by women in Bhagavathy temples in Kerala. The ritual comprises preparing ‘prasad’ for the Devi – women cook rice and jaggery in earthen pots and they offer it to the goddess. In 2016, Chakkulathu Kavu Pongala is on December12. Bhagavathy or Devi is a divine incarnation of Shakti. Chakkulathu Kavu Pongala takes place at ChakkulathukavuBhagavathyTemple near Thiruvalla in Kerala and attracts lakhs of women.
The most famous Pongala is held at the AttukalBhagavathyTemple in Trivandrum, Kerala, and Guinness World Records have certified it as the largest annual gathering of women in the world.

Chakkulathu Kavu Pongala is based on a legend in which the Goddess herself prepared food for a hunter and his family. The hunter and his family always set apart a part of their food as an offering to their goddess. One day they were very late to return home after collecting wood in the jungle. They felt extremely sad that they could not submit the daily…

Madan Mohan Malaviya Quotes on the Bhagavad Gita

I believe that in all the living languages of the world, there is no book so full of true knowledge, and yet so handy as the Bhagawad Geeta… It brings to men the highest knowledge, the purest love and the most luminous action. It teaches self-control, the three-fold austerity, non-violence, truth, compassion, obedience to the call of duty for the sake of duty, and putting up a fight against unrighteousness (Adharma)… To my knowledge, there is no book in the whole range of the world’s literature so high above all as the Bhagavad Gita, which is a treasure-house of Dharma not only for Hindus but for all mankind.Madan Mohan Malaviya