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Festivals

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 …

Festivals

Maatu pongal

Maatu Pongal is celebrated on the day following the Pongal. On this occasion people worship the livestock that helped them during the cultivation of crops. We wash the cattle and paint the horns. We tie the flower garlands and tingling bells around their necks. Finally we feed the pongal to cattle. In some parts, they …

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