Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Konganpada, Chittoor

The Konganpada festival of Chittoor is one that combines religious beliefs with history. It commemorates the battle between the people of Chittoor and king Konga of Tamil Nadu and is held on the first Monday that succeeds the first Wednesday after the new moon in the month of Kumbham. The festival is an offering to Chittoot Amma (Goddess), who helped the people of Chittoor to emerge victorious in the Konga battle. The festival is also attended by people from neighbouring regions of Chittoor like Nalleppalli, Pattanchery, Perumatty and Thathamangalam.

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