Attukal Pongala 2014 in London

AttukalPongala, the largest annual gathering of women in the world, which takes places in Kerala will be celebrated in London on 16th February 2014. The London celebrations will take place at Sree Murugan Temple, Church Road, Manor Park, London E12 6AF from  9am sharp.

Because of fire regulations London Pongala offering in London is prepared in a large port as a symbol of togetherness. Besides pongala (sweet rice) vella choru, mandaputtu, therali appam and palpayasam etc are offered to Attukalamma, followed by annadanam.

Pongala 2013: Part of the procession to carrying `Thiru Vilakku'.

Pongala 2013: Part of the procession to carrying `Thiru Vilakku’.

A group of women called as ‘Attukal Sisters’ has been organising the Pongala in London since 2008. Following the formation of British Asian Women’s Network, the Sisters group merged with this larger organisation, which coordinates this year’s event.

Women, who would like to take part in the celebration, should come prepared to take Thalam and join the procession to carrying `Thiru Vilakku’.

For further details contact:
Cllr Omana Gangadharan – 07766 822360