Pongal Celebrations

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This chapter informs the readers about the most amazing ways to celebrate Pongal.

Kaanum Pongal

Pongal Celebration on the Fourth Day

The last day of Pongal is all about celebrating togetherness with the people you love. This is called Kaanum Pongal. 'Kaanum' means, to view and as the day indicates, it is the occasion for the family members to visit each other's families. On this day, families spent time together, even go out on picnics. Relatives visit each other’s house and exchange gifts. There is respect and love in the air. Younger family members play respect and homage to the elder members; the elders show their love and compassion by giving money to the younger members. Gifting money is a bit cliché and uninventive. Let’s explore som

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Bhogi Pongal

Pongal Celebration on the Very First Day

Pongal is celebrated in the month of Shravan and is a four day-long festival that focuses on cherishing the simple and natural way of life in the villages. Literally translated ‘Pongal’ means ‘boiling over,’ that is, the boiling over of the porridge that is eaten on Pongal. This sweet pudding is created from harvested rice and eaten by men, women, and animals alike. On the occasion of Pongal, people decorate their cows, take out processions, and create artistic rangolis with homemade rice flour. Even though Pongal was originally a festival for the farming community, today it is celebrated by all. Pong

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Perum Pongal

Importance of Second Day of Pongal Celebration

The harvest festival is celebrated all over India with different traditions in each region. It''s known as Lohri in Northern India and Bhogali Bihu in Assam. It is celebrated as Bhogi in Andhra Pradesh. In Uttar Pradesh, it is called Makar Sankranti which is marked by kite-flying. Pongal is a very popular harvest festival that is celebrated in southern India. It is a four-day celebration that marks sun''s journey northwards for a six-month period. It is a celebration of change and good times to come. Pongal is named after the traditional cooking of new rice in pots until they overflow, which is the believed to symbolize of a

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Mattu Pongal

How Pongal is Celebrated on the Third Day?

Pongal is a four day-long festival that focuses on cherishing the simple and natural way of life in the villages. Literally translated ‘Pongal’ means ‘boiling over,’ that is, the boiling over of the porridge that is eaten on Pongal. This sweet pudding is created from harvested rice and eaten by men, women, and animals alike. Each day of this four-day festival holds a special significance. The third day of Pongal celebration is called the Mattu Pongal. This day is all about appreciating the animal life and their importance in day-to-day people’s life. People thank cows and buffalos since they are

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Pongal

Significance Of Four Day Of Pongal Celebration

Pongal is celebrated in the southern part of India especially in Tamil Nadu where it is celebrated as the harvest festival. It marks the end of chilly winters when the Uttarayan commences. This entails the journey of the sun towards the North which is considered as a very auspicious occasion. People also send gifts to India from USA as it is a tradition to send sweets, flowers, chocolates, dry fruits as India gifts to your family, friends and relatives. Pongal is celebrated through three days and each day has a special significance to it. Let us see what those are. Rituals & Customs Of Pongal : The most important ritual

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