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Pongal Festival

What is Pongal? Makara Sankranthi

Pongal-Festival

‘Pongal’, only Hindu festival follows solar calendar and celebrated on 14th January every year. Astronomical significance of ‘Pongal’ is beginning of ‘Uttarayana’ when sun moves northwards for six months. In Hinduism, ‘Uttarayana’ is considered auspicious, as opposed to ‘Dakshinaayana’ when sun moves southwards. All important events are scheduled during ‘Uttarayana’. ‘Makara Sankranthi’ is an event celebrated when Sun enters zodiac ...

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Pongal Festival Celebrations Details

Pongal - Sankranti Festival

‘Pongal’ is four days long harvest festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu, southern state of India. There have been harvest festivals ever since people have been involved in agriculture. Cultivation meaning planting and gathering food gave rise to some form of harvest festival. ‘Pongal’ is one of the most important and popular Hindu harvest festivals of the year. Four days festival ...

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The Harvest Festival , Pongal Festival, Sankranti Festival

Pongal Festival Sankranti Festival

‘Pongal’ is a harvest festival that is equivalent to Thanksgiving for Tamil. In an agricultural based civilisation harvest plays an important role. Farmers cultivating their lands depend on cattle for ploughing the soil. Also, correct precipitation in the form of rainfall and the Sun. Hence, farmer expresses his gratitude to these essential items, once a year during harvest festival. After ...

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Mattu Pongal Festival, Jallikattu Festival, Kanuma Panduga Festival

Jallikattu Festival

The third day of ‘Pongal’ is dedicated to cattle so it is known as ‘Mattu Pongal’. People offer prayers to bulls, cows and other farm animals. Cows and bulls have always been special in Hinduism in India. Cows provide nourishing milk. Bulls and oxen help in ploughing the fields. Hence, on ‘Maatu Pongal’ day cattle are given their well deserved ...

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Thiruvalluvar Day Festival | Kanum Pongal Festival

Thiruvalluvar Day Kanum Pongal

The fourth day of the three-day ‘Pongal’ celebrations is called ‘Kaanum Pongal’. In some places this day is also known as ‘Karinaal’ or ‘Thiruvalluvar’ Day. This day is dedicated to sun god, Surya, who has its roots in ancient Brahminical tradition. ‘Pongal’ is rural, agricultural festival celebrating harvest so Sun is important part of proceedings. Sun is required for life ...

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Surya Pongal Festival, Makar Sankranti Festival

Makar Sankranti

The second day of ‘Pongal’ is known as ‘Surya Pongal’ dedicated to Sun God. Actual celebration commences on this day that is the first day of Tamil month ‘Thai’. Granaries are full, sun shines brightly, trees are in full bloom and birds sing so people are happy. Their happiness is reflected in the colourful and joyous celebrations of ‘Pongal’ festival. ...

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About Bogi Festival | Bhogi Festival | Bhogi Celebrations

Bhogi Festival

‘Bogi’ or ‘Bhogi’ festival is the first day of ‘Pongal’. On this day, Lord Indra who is the God of Clouds and Rains is worshiped. Lord Indra is honoured and worshiped for abundant harvest. Thereby, bringing plenty and prosperity to the land. Hence, this ‘Bogi’ or ‘Bhogi’ day is also referred to as ‘Indran’. People clean out their homes from ...

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Four Days of Pongal

Pongal - Sankranti Festival

‘Pongal’, the harvest festival, lasts for over four days in the month of ‘Shravan’. The word ‘Pongal’ literally means “boiling over”. Tamils celebrate harvest festival by decorating cows, going for processions and making colourful ‘Rangolis’. ‘Pongal’, a sweet porridge made of newly harvested rice, is eaten by all including animals. Each day of festival is important because special ritual is ...

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Pongal – The Festival Celebrating Prosperity

Pongal Festival

In India, the primary occupation of farmers is agriculture that depends on different seasons. Thus, any change in season causes an important role for them. Lifestyle of farmer and celebrations are interwoven. They are related to all the seasonal landmarks in a year. Many Indian festivals are celebrated. Lifestyles of farmers are dependent on seasonal variations in a year. ‘Pongal’, ...

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Pongal, Makara Sankranthi

Happy Pongal Temples in india info

‘Pongal’ is one of the most popular harvest festivals. It is celebrated in south India, especially in Tamil Nadu. Every year, ‘Pongal’ festival is in mid-January when it marks auspicious beginning of Uttarayan. Sun starts to move towards the north. ‘Pongal’ festival is held for four days. During those days people celebrate drawing of ‘Kolam’, swinging and cooking of delicious ...

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