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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Pongal Festivals

Pongal Festivals

Pongal event which is the initial celebration of the creation off every novel year in the Indian position of Tamil Nadu. Since the dates for Pongal festival which are designed by the solar. Calander, the date of January 13-16 never alter. When the produce is over, the people of Tamil Nadu. While the date designed for appreciation to the god, the mud and their sheep. For four days, they rejoice with abandon and love with attachment. Every day of this occasion festival has a creature still, it is the famous more impressively in the village, While the capital folk typically celebrated on the moment date single.

The first day - Bhogi

On Pongal first day its celebrated as the Bhogi Pongal and is usually meant. For domestic activities and of the being together with the family members. On the first day it is celebrated in the honour of lord Indra, the supreme ruler of clouds that give rains. Another ritual which is observed on this day is Bhogi Mantalu, when useless household articles are thrown in to a fire made of wood and cow-dung cakes. Girls dances which was around the bonfire, and singing the songs in praise of the gods, the spring and the harvest.

The second day – Pongal

On the second day of Pongal there is harvest celebration which is called as “Pongal’, in tamionadu, which is the very famous and important day of the entire festival, where prayers which is offered the sun. On this day, the sun is given great importance. In the morning of this day, the family will gather some place their houses and Cook ‘pongal’ in the clay pots.

The second day of harvest festival is known as 'Pongal', in tamionadu, the most important day of the entire festival, where prayers are offered to the Sun. On this day, the Sun is given great importance. On the morning of this day, the family will gather outside their houses and cook 'pongal' in clay pots.

The third day - Maatu Pongal
The third day which is called the Mattu Pongal, the day of Pongal for cow. There is a cow for the village people for using the milk and the bull which are draws the plough which in the fields are very valuable and therefore the farmers honour their dumb friends by celebrating it as the day of thanks-giving to them. The cattle are washed, their horns are painted and covered with shining metal caps.

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