THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Attukal pongala festival will kick off in the state capital on Tuesday. The much-awaited pongala ritual held as part of the festival will be held on February 20.
Thousands of devotees from across the globe are expected to offer pongala to Attukal Bhagavati. The ten-day festival will conclude on Feb 21.
Actor Mammootty is expected to inaugurate the cultural programmes to be held as part of the festival.
In order to facilitate the devotees, the KSRTC will operate special services to Attukal temple from February 12 to 21.
On Monday, Mayor V K Prasanth flagged off campaign vehicle to bring awareness among the public on the importance of enforcing green protocol.
The campaign vehicle will urge the devotees to bring a plate and glass to curb the usage of disposables.
The district administration has banned the usage of plastic in the festival zone.
An official said that information has been passed to head of other states to follow green protocol during the festival.
"A lot of devotees comes from Tamil Nadu and other states for offering Pongala and we have informed their authorities to strictly follow the protocol," said the official....