Pongal

Telugu New Year: Off to a tasty start  

From snacks to the main course, we’ve got you covered for the big day. Here are some recipes from the top chefs in the city. Cook away to glory!

published on : 26th March 2022

Many chip in to clean Capital after Attukal pongala

In a statement on Friday, Mayor S Arya Rajendran, no expense was incurred to clean the premises and compounds of houses and apartments in the city.

published on : 19th February 2022

Low-key Attukkal pongala but, in high spirits

While fewer people attend ceremonies at temple, others  make do with offering pongala on the premises of homes, apartments and even offices.

published on : 18th February 2022

Attukal Pongala: How the celebrities fare

Meanwhile, actor Anumol R S attended the festival near the Attukal temple for the first time this year. 

published on : 18th February 2022

Homely bliss for devotees amid Covid curbs on Attukal Pongala day

At 10.50am Kesavan Namboodiri lit the pandara aduppu, a decorated hearth set up near the flag mast, marking the start of the pongala ritual.

published on : 18th February 2022

COVID restrictions: Women offer Attukal Pongala at home

Attukal Temple is called the "Women's Sabarimala" as only women perform rituals, while it is predominantly men who undertake the pilgrimage to the hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa at Sabarimala.

published on : 17th February 2022

Attukal Pongala ritual begins in Thiruvananthapuram

The rituals began at the Attukal Devi temple when the temple tantri handed over the lighted lamp to the melsanthi at  the sanctum sanctorum.

published on : 17th February 2022

Attukal Pongala: Devotees told to follow Covid norms

To enforce Covid protocol during the Attukal pongala festival, the police have issued a warning against offering pongala in public places.

published on : 17th February 2022

Attukal Pongala: Public rally allowed

Pongala to be held at homes today | Only 25 people, including priests, are allowed to attend

published on : 17th February 2022

Attukal: Pongala offerings in public places banned as part of Covid curbs

With the Pongala festival shy of just a day, the temple trust authorities have said that Pandara Adupp, the main hearth, will be lit at 10.50am.

published on : 16th February 2022

Potters pin hope on Pongala

Rajan K, a 60-year-old traditional potter from Nemom in the capital city, is busy making clay pots to be sold on the occasion of Attukal Pongala next week.

published on : 12th February 2022

AIADMK wants CBI probe into Pongal hamper issue

Alleging that Rs 500 crore was swindled through distribution of Pongal gift hampers by the State government, AIADMK has approached the Madras High Court with a plea to order a CBI inquiry.

published on : 25th January 2022

Seven crore passengers took buses for Pongal in Tamil Nadu, transport bodies netted Rs 138.07 crore

This year, 1,271 regular buses were operated over an average distance of 13 km and about 1.07 crore more people travelled than during the 2021 Pongal holidays.

published on : 23rd January 2022

Pongal gift hampers fiasco: Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin orders action against errant officials

The directions were issued by the Chief Minister during a review meeting held at the Secretariat on distribution of Pongal gifts.

published on : 22nd January 2022

'Be on guard': Tamil Nadu minister Ma Subramanian warns of COVID-19 cases spike after Pongal

Health Minister Ma Subramanian warned that the number of COVID cases in Tamil Nadu might rise further after the Pongal holidays as more than 8 lakh people from Chennai travelled to rural places.

published on : 20th January 2022
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