Pongal - Thanks giving festivel Celebrated in South India
January 13, 2012 10:46am CST
Pongal- Hope many of you heard about it. Its the festivel celebrated in south India particularly in Tamilnadu as a Thanking god, animals and all peoples for the finish of better harvesting at season end. Its four day celebration, first day is Bogi-where old materials were burnt and cleaning of house, decoration were done. The second day is the main day where thanking for SUN is given and dish is made through the sand made pot with lots of sugar and delicous. On the third day, its thank giving to cows which are used in agriculture. Fourth day is called kannum pongal where get together of relatives were taken places. Happy pongal to all the mylot members !
• Adelaide, Australia
18 Jan 12
Yes - happy pongal to you! I haven't heard of this one; you'll have to educate me on it. How was this harvesting season for you? I just heard that the wheat farmers in Western Australia just had the best harvest on record! Do they kill animals in this festival & eat them on any of these days or is the festival entirely vegetarian?
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18 Jan 12
Hi veganblis, Its nice to hear that you already know about pongal. Actually pongal is mainly celebrated in south India in order to thanks sun, god, animals used in agriculture, etc..As I told you, Its four day celebration usually it comes in Jan 14-17, were we have our own calender and month, as per our calender its 'Thai'. We just finished this celebration here. It went very nice and good. Your question about non-veg also valuable one, particularly for this four days we will not take any non-veg items. Purely vegetarian. Cow is portarit as god of agriculture and pongal is made for it and given. And then cultivation here is normal one, people are happy about it too. Only thing is we haven't getting proper price for our product. Is there any festivel in Australia similar to pongal, if there is any pleae share about it and its importance. Have a nice day !
18 Jan 12
dharanil, At last some one respond to this post, before it one person replied but he is from Australia-he is so kind and asked our festivel very much, lastly one Indian replied thats you, thanks to it. Its nice to hear that you enjoyed your Pongal, its always lively and good to get together with our family members.