Over 3.5 million women devotees gathered and offered prayers on Attukal Pongala 2011 at Attukal Bhagavathi Temple, Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. On the penultimate day of the 10-day festival (19 February), the event of cooking and offering Pongala was held. The festival is also popular as the Sabarimala pilgrimage for women.
The special offering is prepared using rice, jaggery, and coconut. After sprinkling sacred water on the offering pots by the temple priests, women start their return journey. A large number of devotees from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka were also participated in Attukal Pongala.