All-women Attukal Pongala festival turning a boon to potters, vendors

ne of world`s largest all-women religious events, the annual Pongala festival of the famous Attukal Bhagavathi shrine here, to be celebrated on Sunday, is turning to be a boon to earthen pot-makers in South India who struggle to make both ends meet.

Bill to restrict processions, roadside meetings passed

The bill stated that prohibitory orders might affect the
conduct of religious functions like `Attukal Pongala` and
`Thrissur Pooram`, which would in turn invite protests from
public.