Pongal 14th Jan 2018
Pongal is one of the most popular harvest festivals of South India, mainly of Tamil Nadu. Pongal falls in the mid-January every year and marks the auspicious beginning of Uttarayan - sun's journey northwards. Pongal festival lasts for four days. This four day long festival of Tamil Nadu is celebrated for showing gratitude to the nature. The literal meaning of Pongal is "spilling over" and it had been named so, because of the tradition of boiling rice in a pot till it starts overflowing. Other traditions of the celebration include drawing of Kolam, swinging & cooking of delicious Pongal.
History of Pongal
Pongal is an ancient festival of people in South India particularly Tamils. The history of the festival can be traced back to the Sangam Age i.e. 200 B.C. To 300 A.D. Although,
Four Days of Pongal
Pongal Recipes
The best of South Indian dishes are relished during the harvest festival of Pongal making the occasion a gourmet's delight. To help you participate in Pongal and zestfully enjoy the festival here are ...
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India is an agro based country and a huge chunk of the population still depend on agriculture for taking up their livelihood. According to surveys around 70% of the Indian population resides in rural areas and this is the reason we see that most of the Hindu festivals are in some or the other way related to agricultural activities

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