The harvest festival, Pongal, falls typically on the 14th or the 15th of January and is the quintessential 'Tamil Festival'. Still remember the old days. But we do it for our Veetu theivam, Maga maayi and Sun God. Apart from this, gifts are also exchanged between families and other relatives and friends. The festive season of Pongal comes around January middle in terms with Gregorian calendar.
In the evening people pray to Lord. Phone: +91 44 24611606 E-mail: michaelprabhu vsnl. Puthiyeedu is believed to represent the first harvest of the year. People buy new clothes and take oil baths. But Nandi instead announced to the mortals that everyone should have an oil bath once a month and eat every day.
Pongal is a harvest festival, a traditional occasion for giving thanks to nature, for celebrating the life cycles that give us grain. The Pongal that has been offered to the Gods is then given to cattle and birds to eat. This is traditionally the month of weddings. This auspicious drawing must be done early in the morning and only after a bath. Cows are decorated with manjalthanni water and oil.
Pongal festival lasts for four days. On the main Pongal day, people gather to cook the Pongal dish facing east towards the rising sun. People across Tamil Nadu clean their houses before the arrival of the festival. Marked by feasting and merrymaking the festival of pongal is celebrated over a period of four days. This also corresponds to the Indic solstice when the sun purportedly enters the 10th house of the Indian zodiac Makara or Capricorn. Rituals and customs of Tamil People in this special day mainly orient with the process of agriculture and harvesting.
Pongal this year will run from January 14 to January 17, 2018, while Makar Sankranti in its various shapes and forms will either start or end today, depending on where you are witnessing the celebrations. Traditions, Rituals and Customs Of Pongal The most common ritual surrounding Pongal is to clean the house and the entire area where you are living. Having sugarcane is another custom during the Pongal. I hope this post would help beginners and newly wedded girls to start their Thai pongal festival celebration on their own. It ends with the third day of the Thai, which falls on January-February. Now everything is ready for pooja!! So wake up early and take head bath. Pongal is celebrated in India, especially in the Tamil land as an agricultural and a harvest festival.
In another banana leaf, spread the cooked sweet pongal, paal pongal and seven vegetable kootu. The day normally falls between 12th and 15th of the month of January in the Christian calendar. Jallikattu also one of the most traditional activity during the pongal days. Born in Jaffna but living in Canada. Finally, if you look at the festival from a very practical point of view, you will find that it has huge relevance due to the fact that the Sun, Mother Earth and cattle are worshipped. Traditionally, pongal is cooked in clay pots, on stoves made with stones and wood used as fuel. Many people also boil rice in pots to celebrate the bounty of the harvest.
Rajan In our family it was a tradition to gift an idol of Lord Surya. Surya Pongal, the second day, is dedicated to the worship of Surya, the Sun God. It is more commonly referred to as Uttarayan Punyakalam, which is a very auspicious occasion. Another unique ritual is to look at sun through the gaps of fingers. The cattle are worshipped because it helps in getting better harvest.
Banana and mango tree leaves will adorn the premises, while floors will be decked out with colourful patterns made with colorued rice flour and other items. Kolam is an important ingredient of the Pongal, which is made of rice flour paste and water or milk or. It is one of the few Hindu holidays that is based on a solar calendar instead of a lunar one. Pongal is a four-day-long harvest festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu, which falls in the month of Thai that is, the January-February season when crops like rice, sugarcane, turmeric etc. Yes, they very much are. Pongal is essentially an agricultural and harvest festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu. It is the most imperative day of Pongal.