Pongal – Harvest festival

Pongal is the harvest festival celebrated by the people of Tamilnadu in mid January. They reap the crops and offer it to Sun God. It is also called as thanks giving festival. ‘Pongal’ comes from the word ‘ponga’ which literally means ‘boil’ and so ‘pongal’ denotes ‘spillover’ or that which is ‘overflowing’. It’s also the name of the special sweet dish cooked on the Pongal day. Pongal- harvest festival continues through the first four days of the ‘Thai’ month that starts on January 14 every year  or on January 15th once in four years. People make Sakkarai pongal,  Paal pngal, paruppu vadai and other dishes at home. We perform pooja to the Sun God. People tie the manjal kothu(fresh turmeric with the leaves) on the pongal paanai(pot). It is celebrated as Lohri in Punjab, Uttharayan in Gujarath, Makara Sankaranthi in many other states.

Pongal - Harvest festival

Recipe Suggestion on Pongal



Beans Poriyal

Paruppu vadai

Sakkarai Pongal

Ven Pongal

Thayir Pachadi

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12th January 2020 at 3:35 AM

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