When is Pongal

When is Pongal

Pongal is an important festival of Tamil Nadu celebrated on the month of Shravan. The festival also known as harvest festival is celebrated by Tamilians with lots of joy and enthusiasm. The term Pongal in Tamil means "boiling over" or "spill over". On this day, people offer their prayers to Sun God and livestock thank them for making abundance harvest. Pongal is usually celebrated for 4 consecutive days. The first day is known as Bogi Festival, second day is known as Surya Pongal, third day is known as Mattu pongal and the final day is known as Thiruvalluvar Day/Kaanum Pongal.  The articles in this section gives a detailed account about when is Pongal and the gifts which you can send to your loved ones in India on this day.

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When was Pongal in 2012?

India is a colourful country with varied festivals that is celebrated with lots of enthusiasm and vigor. As India houses people of multifarious caste, creed and religion, a wide variety of festivals are commemorated with heartfelt devotion and respect. Among them, Pongal is quite significant. Pongal which coincides with Makara Sankranthi is a harvest festival that is celebrated by Tamils in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. So, if you are wondering as to when is Pongal in 2012, note that it is a festival spread over four days. The ‘Bhogi’ or ‘Bhogi Pongal' is celebrated on January 13, ‘Surya Pongal‘

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When was Pongal in 2013?

Pongal is the harvest or the Thanksgiving festival of south India. The festival is celebrated with much pomp and show in the southern parts of India, especially in Tamil Nadu. The festival is celebrated in different names in various parts of India such as 'Bhogali Bihu' in the North Eastern State of Assam, 'Makar Sankranti' in Karnataka, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar & Bengal and 'Lohri' in Punjab. This harvest festival is related with the annual cycle of seasons. It marks the reaping of the harvest as well as the withdrawal of southeast monsoon from south India. The festival is commemorated in the month of January afte

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When was Pongal in 2015?

Pongal marks the sun’s six-monthly movement northwards, towards the zodiac Capricorn (which is known as Makar Rashi in Indian Astrology). The day is observed, especially in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, around mid-January annually. It is considered to be an auspicious day. For those who are unaware of when is Pongal in 2015, Pongal celebrations are likely to be held on  Thursday, January 15th. How is Pongal observed? Pongal is considered to be an auspicious time to buy household goods. It is generally a 4-day affair in Tamil Nadu. The first day is known as Bhogi when people burn old household items in a symbolic ge

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When was Pongal in 2017?

The festival of Pongal is celebrated in the southern part of India and also in Sri Lanka and other countries. This festival goes back to very ancient times and evidences of the celebration can be found more than a thousand years ago. The term ‘Pongal’ refers to the overflowing of festivity that takes place during this time of enjoyment. Many India gifts are exchanged among friends and family to make the celebration more grand. Pongal is celebrated in the Tamil month Thai and it is the first day of this month that is the tenth one. If you are wondering when is Pongal in 2017 then we would like to inform you that it i

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When was Pongal in 2016?

Ever since the early man started learning the art of growing crops, agricultural thanksgiving festivals have featured prominently in the various civilizations of mankind. Pongal is one such harvest festival that is celebrated in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu as well as among the Tamil diaspora living in various countries like Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Singapore, Malaysia, US etc. It is celebrated over a time span of four days. According to the Gregorian Calendar, this festival is celebrated from 13th to 16th January. For those unaware about when is Pongal in 2016, the celebrations will take place on 15th January, Friday. Significa

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When is Pongal in 2021?

When is Pongal in 2021?

Pongal, or Tai Pongal as it is traditionally known, is the popular harvest festival of South India. It is celebrated specifically in Tamil Nadu. It is observed at the start of the month Tai according to Tamil solar calendar. It is dedicated to the Hindu sun god, Surya, and corresponds to Makar Sankranti. According to tradition, the festival marks the end of the winter solstice. This is followed by the start of the sun's six-month-long journey northwards. Thereafter, the sun enters the zodiac Makara (Capricorn). Pongal is celebrated over four days, which are called Bhogi Pongal, Surya Pongal, Maattu Pongal and Kaanum Pongal. Ho

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When is Pongal in 2022?

Pongal in Tamil means to “boil over”. The month of January witnesses this beautiful and vibrant 4 day festival in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. This boil over refers to the abundance of harvest and happiness that is associated with the festival of Pongal. This special occasion is also known as Tai Pongal as this festival marks the beginning of the Tamil month of Tai. During this festival, the people of Tamil Nadu also consume a dish that goes by the same name. This special dish is made with rice and lentils. It is quite similar to the popular Indian dish - Khichdi. The festivities of Pongal spread over 4

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When is Pongal 2020 ?

When is Pongal 2020 ?

The occasion of Pongal will be celebrated on 15th January, 2020. Pongal is usually a four day long festival which always falls in the month of January. This is a harvest festival which is celebrated in the rest of India as MakarSankranti. It is a cultural occasion of Tamil Nadu state and is celebrated with lots of enthusiasm. On Pongal a sweet dish is made which contains rice, milk, raisins and other items, which is dedicated to the Sun God and is served in banana leaves. The four days of Pongal are named as following - Bhogi, Thai Pongal, Maatu Pongal and Kaanum Pongal, each of these days has it own set of rituals to follow. O

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When was Pongal in 2014?

Pongal is a harvest festival celebrated in the southern part of India, in the state of Tamil Nadu. Many Indians living abroad send gifts to India to their friends and family on this auspicious festive occasion. The festival of Pongal is celebrated for four days. Pongal is one of the rare Indian festivals that is celebrated according to the Solar calendar. The astronomical significance of this festival is that it marks the beginning of the Sun’s northward movement for the six months. According to Hinduism, this period is considered to be very auspicious. The auspicious occasion of Pongal is celebrated throughout India, but

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