Pongal Recipes

Pongal festival is one of the important festival for Hindus. This is a harvest festival and is celebrated for 4 days – Bogi festival, Suriya Pongal or Makara Sankranthi, Mattu Pongal and Kanu Pongal.

Traditionally celebrated at harvest time, it is a celebration of the prosperity associated with the harvest by thanking the rain, sun and the farm animals that have helped in the harvest. In villages, new clothes are worn and people owning cows find this festival important.

While Pongal is predominantly a Tamil festival, similar festivals are also celebrated in several other Indian States under different names. In Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, and Karnataka, the harvest festival Sankranti is celebrated. In northern India, it is called Makar Sankranti. In Maharashtra and Gujarat, it is celebrated on the date of the annual kite flying day, Uttarayan. It also coincides with the bonfire and harvest festival in Punjab and Haryana, known as Lohri.


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    Makar Sankranti (Pongal) – The Harvest Festival

    Sankranti means 'transit' in Sanskrit and Makar Sankranti marks the transition of the Sun into Makar Rashi (Capricorn), which falls regularly on the 14 or 15 of January every year. It is a magnificent festival that signifies everything good, auspicious and ritualistic in Hindu culture and religion.

  • Pongal and Kids!!

    Pongal and Kids!!

    Kids just love Pongal because of all the fun they have like burning the old things on Bogi, buying new things the next day, watching movies and collect gifts from elders, playing around with the cows.

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