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Pongal 2022: Know the special things related to this major festival of South India

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Pongal is a four-day long festival of Tamil Nadu, also known as Makar Sankranti and Uttarayan. Let us tell you that this festival of Pongal is basically related to agriculture. This festival is celebrated for four consecutive days as the beginning of the new year. The first day of this festival is celebrated as Bhogi Pongal. Devraj Indra is worshiped on this day. According to the belief, the people of the state worship Indra for a good harvest. On the other hand, Surya Pongal is celebrated on the second day. Mattu Pongal is celebrated on the third day and finally Kanya Pongal is celebrated on the fourth day.

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Like every year, this year too, the festival of Pongal will be celebrated from January 14 to 17. There is another custom associated with this festival in many parts of South India. According to this custom, people take out old things from homes and bring new ones. Also, this festival is celebrated by wearing new clothes.


Some Interesting Facts About Pongal

  • Pongal is the main festival of Tamil Nadu, which is basically a festival related to agriculture.
  • Pongal is a four-day long festival in Tamil Nadu.
  • The first day of Pongal is celebrated as Bhogi Pongal.
  • The Surya Pongal festival is celebrated on the second day after the sun turns Uttarayan.
  • Mattu Pongal is celebrated on the third day.
  • On the fourth day, Kanya Pongal is celebrated with great pomp.
  • According to the Tamil calendar, when the Sun leaves Sagittarius and enters Capricorn, it is also celebrated as a new year in South India.
  • On this day, Pongal feast is prepared with the help of things like milk, rice, cashew, jaggery etc. in new utensils.
  • Like the Lohri festival, it is also celebrated by the farmers with great pomp in the joy of the harvest.
  • Special cleaning and decoration of houses is done on Pongal.
  • On this day, farmers bathe their oxen early in the morning and decorate them a lot.
  • Sugarcane and paddy crops are ready in Tamil Nadu on Pongal, which the farmers are very happy to see.
  • On this day rain, sun god, Indradev and cattle are also worshipped.
  • There is a tradition of celebrating Pongal festival in different ways every day.

(Disclaimer: The information given here is based on general assumptions and information. NDTV does not confirm this.)


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