Lattitude: 8.4698611, Longitude: 76.9532956
Attukal temple, located at the heart of Thiruvananthapuram city in Attukal, has Goddess Bhadrakali (Kannaki) as the main deity. Bhadrakali, according to Hindu mythology, is the Goddess of prosperity and salvation.
The temple is renowned for its Pongala festival in which the rituals are performed exclusively by women to appease the Goddess. The festival has made its entry into The Guinness Book of World Records for the largest congregation of women at any single place.
The temple structure shows a confluence of traditional Tamil and Kerala styles of architecture. Beautifully carved figures of Goddess Kali, Sree Parvathy, Lord Shiva and the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu are the other attractive sights at the temple.
Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram, about 3 kms away
Nearest airport: Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, about 5 kms away
Toll free No: 1-800-425-4747 (Within India only)
Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala, Park View, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India - 695 033
Phone: +91 471 2321132, Fax: +91 471 2322279, E-mail: email@example.com.
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