Attakul Pongala Day recognized in Las Vegas


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A proclamation was issued by the Mayor of Las Vegas, Carolyn Goodman, for February 25 as “Attakul Pongala Festival Day” recognizing the 10-day religious festival. Attukal Pongala is a 10-day religious festival celebrated at the Attukal Bhagavathy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram in the Indian state of Kerala. On the 9th day there is a huge gathering of millions of women on the temple surroundings.

The coalition of Hindus of America (CoHNA) shared through a post on X,” We are very excited to share that the City of Las Vegas and Mayor Carolyn G Goodman issued a proclamation recognizing Feb 25, 2024 as “Attakul Pongala Festival Day!”  We thank them for recognizing the importance of this woman-centric #Hindufestival and the growing #diversity in Las Vegas!” The post continued, “Kudos to the Hindu and Jain Temple of Las Vegas, the CoHNA team and the larger #Hindu Community in the city for making this happen. It is very important to carry forward these ancient #Dharmic traditions that prioritized women led spaces and the worship of the divine feminine or #Devi .”

This festival is celebrated by Malayali women and large number of women participate in this event. The temple of Attukal Bhagavathy Amman is known as Sabarimala of women. The festival of Attukal Pongal is one of the most important festivals of Malyali community. This festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervor on February 25. In 2009, the festival is marked in the form of the largest yearly gathering of women through the Guiness World Record.

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