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Attukal Pongala



In 2009, this 10-day annual festival saw 2.5 million women descend on the area near the Attukal temple in Kerala to give offerings to the Hindu goddess Bhagavathy — an incarnation of the goddesses Kali and Saraswati. What used to be a traditional smaller pilgrimage and festival, in recent years, has become the Guinness World Record holder for the largest annual gathering of women.

Photo caption: Worship during Attukal Pongala at Tippu Street, South Fort, Thiruvananthapuram.   Credit: Raji.srinivas at en.wikipedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

Sources:
» BBC.. "Millions of women throng Kerala festival" March 2, 2010.
» Guiness World Records. "Largest Annual Gathering of Women."



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