Pongal is a traditional festival in South India particularly Tamils. Pongal is one of the most popular harvest festivals of South India celebrated on 14th Jan every year. This festival last 4 days. Pongal coincides with Makar Sankranti, Bhiu and Lohri. Pongal festival is dedicated to the Mother Nature.
It’s a harvest festival and people decorate their houses with rangoli designs, pongal kolams, songs and celebrations. Pongal marks the start of Uttaraayanam.The word Pongal means “overflowing” or “boiling”
|Four Days of Pongal|
|Bogi Festival||Bhogi is the first day of Pongal. On this day house cleaned and decorated to welcome the festival|
|Surya Pongal||Surya Pongal is the second day of festival. It is dedicated to the Sun God|
|Mattu Pongal||Matthu pongal this is the third day of Pongal. This is dedicated to cattle, people prays farm animals cow,bulls|
|Kaanum Pongal||The fourth day of the pongal is Kaanum Pongal. It is reunion day for families|
People enjoy 4 days of Pongal from 14jan to 17jan. People celebrate 4 days of Pongal. Festival starts with Bhogi people clean there house and remove old items. Second day of Surya Pongal people workship of god Sun..
On Matthu Pongal people workship of cow, bulls.
Kannum Pongal is celebrated with family, friends and loved once.
Pongal coincides with Makara Sankranthi which is celebrated throughout India, Nepal and Bangladesh.
|Thai Pongal||Jaffna(Sri Lanka) ,Tamil Nadu|
|Makara Sankranthi||Andhra Pradesh, Bengal, Bihar, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Telangana Uttar Pradesh|
|Uttarayana||Gujarat and Rajasthan|
|Maghi||Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab|
|Magh Bihu/Bhogali Bihu||Assam|
|Maghe Sankranti or Makar Sankranti||Nepal|