The annual Pongala Festival at Vellayani Devi Temple is celebrated during the Malayalam month of Meenam on the Aswathy Nakshatram (Aswini...
The annual Pongala Festival at Vellayani Devi Temple is celebrated during the Malayalam month of Meenam on the Aswathy Nakshatram (Aswini Nakshatra). In 2014, the Vellayani Devi Temple Pongala festival is on March 2014.
Vellayani Devi Temple is one of the most famous Bhadrakali Temples in Kerala. This ancient Goddess temple, which dates back to over 900 years, is situated near the picturesque Vellayani Lake, around 9 km from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The temple enshrines Goddess Kali, a ferocious form of the mother Goddess Durga, as the presiding deity. Other deities worshipped in Vellayani temple include Lord Ganesh, Lord Shiva, Nagaraja, and Madan Thampuran.
The Vellayani Devi Temple Pongala Festival attrats thousands of devotees from in and around Trivandrum, Kerala.
Kaliyoottu Mahotsavam at Vellayani Devi Temple is the major festival celebrated here, once in 3 years. Vellayani Devi Temple Kaliyoottu Mahotsavam is renowned for being the longest non pilgrimage festival of South India, celebrated for 50 days.