'Chakkulathukavu Pongala' celebrated
The famed Pongala at Chakkulathukavu Bhagavathi Temple at Neerattupuram was celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety today.
Tens of thousands of women from different parts of the state and outside participated.
The programme commenced with the lighting of the main hearth in the sanctum sanctorum by Chief Priest Radhakrishnan Namboodiri.
Union Minister Kodikunnil Suresh, Government Chief Whip P C George and other prominent persons participated.
The devotees brought rice, coconut, jaggery and earthen pots for cooking and the stoves were kept in lines on either side of the streets.