When is Pongal?
Four days of Pongal are celebrated on the followinf days:
- Bhogi Festival is on 13th January : The first day of Pongal is known as Bhogi Pongal
- Pongal : 14th January : The second day is known as Pongal / Thai Pongal / Perum Pongal and it is the most important day.
- Maathu Pongal : 15th January : The third day is known as Maatu Pongal.
- Kaanum Pongal : 16th January : The final day of celebration is known as Kaanum Pongal.
Pongal is the most important festival for Tamil. Pongal is an agrarian festival, that is dedicated to Lord Surya (Sun). The reason for Pongal celebration is to wish for the new harvest will bring fortune & prosperity to everyone. Pongal festival celebrated all parts of South India and it is also officially celebrated as Tamil New Year. This festival believed to be the propitious beginning of Uttarayan. In this particular day, Pongal dish is cooked. The Pongal dish is prepared in a new earthen utensils and it is adorned with turmeric leaves, roots and flowers. OPther than that, Rice , Khara, Rava (Suji) and Venn are ver important recipes of Pongal festival.
Here are some Pongal Pictures for all of you: