The 10-day Pongala festival at the famed Attukal Devi temple here will commence on February 20. The Pongala, marking the climax on the penultimate day of the festival, will take place on February 28, Sunday.
Various cultural programmes will be held on all days of the festival at the two venues inside the temple complex.
Actor Jayaram is scheduled to inaugurate the cultural programmes on the first day of the festival. The traditional Kappukettu will take place on February 21.
As many as 2.5 million women are estimated to have participated in the event.
The temple trust said the registration for Kuthiyottam would close on February 22.