Pongal Wishes!

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WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY PONGAL/SANKRANTHI!

பொங்கலைப் போல் அன்பும் அமைதியும் பொங்கட்டும் நம் வாழ்வில் !
பொங்கலோ பொங்கல் !
பொங்கல் நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள் !

The most important festival in Tamilnadu is pongal, the harvest festival, which is celebrated at the beginning of the Tamil month of Thai. Sweet rice, known as Sakkarai Pongal, is cooked in a new  pot preferably an earthen pot at the same place where pujai is performed. Fresh turmeric and ginger are tied around this pot.
Then a delicious concoction of rice, green gram/payatham paruppu, jaggery and milk is boiled in the pot on an open fire. This Pongal, according to ritual, is allowed to boil and spill out of the pot. . It is this overflowing which means Pongal.

Once the Pongal is ready it is tempered with cashew nuts and raisins fried in ghee.

 Pongal, once ready, is offered to God first, on a new banana leaf along with other traditional delicacies like vadais, payasam, etc. Besides this, sugarcane, grain, sweet potatoes etc. are also offered to the Sun God.

The third day of Pongal is dedicated to cattle and is called Mattu Pongal. People offer prayers to the bulls, cows and other farm animals. It is a day farmers honor their cattle friends by celebrating it as a day of thanksgiving to them. The cattle are washed, their horns are painted and prasadam is offered.
 

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Pongal Recipes:
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10 comments:

  1. aaha-- a nice post, warm & sweet pongal wishes to u & family !

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  2. Happy Pongal wishes to you and your family..Such a beautiful post.

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  3. Sweet Pongal is one of my fav dishes. Appetizing and delicious.

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  4. happy pongal wishes to family and friends

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