Pongala festival: Attukal Pongala to be held without crowd Thiruvananthapuram News – Times of India – India Times English News

Thiruvananthapuram: Education Minister V Shivankutty The people handling the charge of the district said that the increase omicron Matters may affect Attukal’s conduct celebrate the festival This time.
He said the situation was not conducive to allow 25 lakh people to gather for the Pongala protest in the state capital. Government’s concern on this has been conveyed Attukal Temple Trust,
The government has also urged the temple trust to avoid all cultural programs organized as part of the Pongala festival. The minister said that since the government has banned the gathering of people, no such cultural program can be allowed in the present situation.
He said that it would be better if people perform Pongala at their respective homes by allowing all rituals in the temple as part of the Pongala festival. This will prevent people from gathering at one place which is dangerous in the current situation.
In the review meeting held on Thursday, the government apprised the officials of the trust about all the decisions and urged them to take appropriate decisions on the basis of that.
A final decision on this can be expected in a week, Shivankutty said.
After a week, the present situation will be assessed before a final decision is taken. Priority is being given to avoid gathering of people and not to disrupt the temple rituals that are performed as part of the annual festival,” he said.