New Delhi: The much-revered harvest pageant of South India, ‘Pongal’ is being celebrated this yr on January 14, Thursday. Also often known as Thai Pongal, the 4-day lengthy festivity grips the Southern states of the nation.
The very first day of Pongal and Makar Sankranti festivities known as Bhogi. It is a serious pageant in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Telangana particularly. However, it’s largely a pan India pageant. Bhogi often precedes Pongal.
Dedicated to Surya Dev or Sun God, the harvest pageant coincides with Makar Sankranti. Pongal pageant is unfold over three days predominantly named Bhogi Pongal, Surya Pongal and Maattu Pongal, nevertheless, some Tamilians have fun the fourth day as Kanum Pongal respectively.
‘Pongal’ means ‘boil’ or ‘overflow’ referring to the conventional dish ready from the new harvest of rice boiled in milk with jaggery. After making ready the candy Pongal dish, it’s first provided to the gods and goddesses. Later, an providing is made to the cows and then shared by the household.
Cows are adorned and their horns adorned with lovely elaborations, together with ritual bathing and procession. Also, households adorn rice-powder based mostly kolam artworks, provide prayers in the house, temples with household and pals.
Gifts are additionally offered to one another, guaranteeing bonhomie amongst all. Devotees pray to the Lord and thank Sun God for offering them with abundance and prosperity.
Here’s wishing all our readers a really completely satisfied Pongal!