Even if you know nothing about Tamil Nadu, Pongal is a festival which is popular worldwide, and everyone does have an idea about the festival for sure. Mainly all celebrations are religiously inclined or have a spiritual angle to it but very few festivals are ever recognized for harvesting or for good cultivation of crops and Pongal is one of that. The reason of this fiesta is in itself unique and different and that's what makes it known.
People and farmers pray for the prosperity of harvest and an excellent cultivation for the upcoming year. They prepare a lot of delicious dishes, sing prayers and more. The celebration happens for around four days and each day they make sure to do something different and fun. A special Pongal dish is prepared, relatives have reunion, Lord Indra is worshipped and that is how the meaningful festival takes place in Tamil Nadu.
15 January 2019
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