Attukal Pongala: Civil defence volunteers get their first assignment

Civil defence volunteer Sidhique A, who is a pump operator with the Kerala Water Authority (KWA), was very excited to be part of the team. 

published on : 28th February 2021

Attukal fest held low-key as devotees offer pongala at home

The main ritual began when the head priest of the temple lit up the ‘pandara aduppu’

published on : 28th February 2021

Attukal Pongala on Saturday amid Covid curbs

Temple trust president Anil Kumar said there will be announcements within the five kilometre radius of the temple to sensitise the public on Covid-19 protocols.

published on : 27th February 2021

No pongala for traders

With Attukal Pongala being restricted to temple and homes because of pandemic, market witnesses very few people shop materials for rituals. Stall owners lose hope of revival  

published on : 25th February 2021

Traditional potters feel the pinch ahead of Attukal Pongala

However, with the festival scale down due to the pandemic, many of the traditional potters have either cut down the production or have decided not to make any.

published on : 25th February 2021

Collector to deploy more sectoral magistrates on temple premises 

Before entering the various halls, auditoriums and annadana venues, the pilgrims will be subjected to thermal scanning. 

published on : 25th February 2021

Pongala to be performed on a low-key note

Devotees who arrive at the temple to offer darshan are asked to observe the Covid-19 protocol and avoid wearing gold ornaments. 

published on : 25th February 2021

Covid restrictions as part of Attukal pongala to be strengthened further

6 sectoral magistrates deployed on special duty on temple premises to ensure Covid protocol

published on : 24th February 2021

Govt not keen on RT-PCR test for Pongala attendees

As of now, there is no decision to ask devotees to get tested.

published on : 17th February 2021

Pongala, elections may add fuel to Covid-19 fire

Attukal pongala, one of the largest spiritual gatherings hosted by the state capital, and assembly elections may add to the challenges ahead of the health department.

published on : 28th January 2021

Capital is sitting on a timebomb

According to district health authorities, the spike in cases can be attributed to the lack of active police intervention.

published on : 28th January 2021

Attukal Pongala fest to be restricted within temple premises

With the Covid-19 threat continuing to loom large, the state government has decided to hold the Attukal Pongala festival in a low-key manner this year strictly adhering to Covid-19 protocols.

published on : 28th January 2021

Pongal event ignored by Delhi BJP?

The Delhi BJP celebrating Makar Sankranti while skipping Pongal festival on the same day has left a section of party workers bewildered. 

published on : 19th January 2021

Kaanum Pongal tradition takes a hit in Chennai

With beaches & major parks closed, residents restrict travel plans; officials keep close watch on malls and theatres

published on : 17th January 2021

Villupuram: Collector’s Pongal gifts including cash siphoned?

Tokens were given to card holders at doorsteps and gifts distributed in their respective ration shops.

published on : 17th January 2021
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