The Attukal Bhagavathy Temple is a Hindu religious shrine at Attukal in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. Goddess Bhadrakali Kannaki, mounted over 'vethala', is the primary divinity in this sanctuary. Bhadrakali, a type of Mahakali, who murdered the evil presence ruler Daruka, accepted to be conceived from the third eye of master Shiva. 'Bhadra' signifies great and 'Kali' signifies goddess of time. So Bhadrakali is considered as the goddess of flourishing and salvation. Goddess 'Attukal devi', itself is the incomparable mother 'Bhaadrkali devi', in soumya angle the goddess of intensity and mettle.
Attukal Pongala is the main festival of this temple. Attukal Pongala Mahotsavam is a 10 days festival which falls on February - March each year Malayalam month of Kumbham. The celebration starts on the Karthika star with the conventional Kappukettu and Kudiyiruthu function, the symbol of Devi, is decorated with Kappu Bangles. Love amid Attukal Pongala at Tippu Street, South Fort, Thiruvananthapuram. The ninth day of the celebration, 'Pooram day' is the real fascination, The Attukal Pongala day and the celebration will finish up with the Kuruthitharpanam at tenth day makam star night.