Pongal

Pongal

Pongal is one of the major festivals of Hinduism, this festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm especially by Tamil Hindus.This festival has been traditionally celebrated from lot of years ago.This festival is considered as a symbol of prosperity. This festival is also celebrated with great pomp by the expatriate Tamils ​​living abroad.
Pongal
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Pongal is the festival of which state?

The festival of Pongal is mainly celebrated in states like Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry, although this festival is also celebrated with great pomp by Tamilians and expatriate Tamils ​​living in different states across the country.

Why is Pongal celebrated?

Pongal is celebrated on the first day of the Thai month, the first day of the Tamil month. There is also a very famous saying about this month, "Thai Poranda Vazhi Porkukum", which means this month of Thai creates a new change in life. Pongal is celebrated for four days. If this festival is seen in a general way, it is celebrated as a thanksgiving to God for winter crops.

How do you celebrate Pongal?

This special festival of Pongal lasts for four days. In which nature and various deities are thanked for good harvest and dedication. These four days of Pongal are different from each other and these four have their own different significance.

The first day is Bhogi Pongal. Lord Indradev is worshiped on this day, for the rain and good harvest, people worship Indradev on the first day of Pongal.

The second day is Surya Pongal. On this day, putting new rice, jaggery and mung lentils in new utensils, placing them on a banana leaf and worshiping them with sugarcane and ginger etc with its help make a special dish and offer it to Suryadev, this special offering also known as 'Pongal'. This Prasad offered to the Sun God is made in the light of the Sun itself.

The third day is Mattu Pongal. On this day the bull is worshiped. There is a legend about this subject, according to which, Nandi, one of the main ganas of Shiva, he made some mistake, in his punishment, Shivji asked him to help him cultivate humans on the earth by becoming a bull. Therefore, cattle are worshiped on this day and thanked for their support.

The fourth day is Kanya Pongal. Which is widely celebrated by women. On this day people go to temples, tourist places or even to meet their friends and relatives.

Hope you guys like this short Information About Pongal Festival.
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