Saj Lucia is located in the very heart of Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala. Established in 1983 as a top class luxury hotel, SAJ Luciya earned the Four Star classification way back in early 90's when such hotels were rare in Kerala. Sited within the fort walls of the richest temple in the world, the 'Sree Padhmanabha Temple’, Saj Luciya is the hotel nearest to the legendary 'Attukal Devi Temple' famous for 'Pongala' and popularly known as 'Women's Sabarimala'. Renowned tourist locations of Kovalam, Kanyakumari and Ponmudi are also in close proximity.
Pongala, the largest congregation of women in the state, is celebrated at the renowned Attukal Bhagavathi Temple. A festival like no other, Attukal Pongala entered the Guinness records for being the largest single gathering of women for a religious activity. The ritual involves offering a specially made sweet dish to the deity - popularly known as Attukalamma. Devotees arrive in enormous numbers and get the whole city reveling in a celebratory grandeur.Read more
This year's 'Attukal Pongala' is just two months away, on 23rd February 2016. Ponkala' is the most important festival of Attukal Bhagavathy Temple. The offering of Ponkala is a very special temple practice in which over a million women participate. A festival that has figured in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the single largest gathering of women for a religious activity, the Attukal Pongala continues to draw millions of women with each passing year. We facilitate provision for performing Ponkala rituals for devotees in our premises. You can book your rooms early if you are planning to be in the city for attending 'Pongala'.Read more
Visited this hotel multiple times, most visits were on the Attukal pongla season accompanying my wife for the festivals. The USP of this hotel is its right in the middle of the city just walk able distance to the local bus station / another 300 mts to the Rly station (Rear entrance)/ 700 mts to Inter state/ long distance bus...Midhun M M