Pongal 2021 Date: Pongal 2021 Date: Probably the most fashionable festivals in India is Pongal, which is broadly celebrated in components of Tamil Nadu and the diaspora all over the world with a lot fanfare. The four-day competition marks the onset of Uttarayan, which is the start of the solar’s journey northwards.
The second day of the festivities, or Thai Pongal, is taken into account crucial day, and likewise coincides with Makar Sakranti. This yr, Pongal celebrations will begin from January 14 and proceed until January 17. Thai Pongal is adopted by Mattu Pongal, which is then adopted by the Kaanum Pongal. The day earlier than Thai Pongal is widely known as ‘Bogi Pandigai’.
Pongal means “spilling over” and it has been named after the custom of boiling freshly-harvested rice in a brand new clay pot together with milk and jaggery till it begins overflowing. This signifies auspicious beggings, together with the gradual heating of Earth by the solar.
The concoction of rice, milk, and jaggery is then ready with ghee, sugar, raisins, and cashews, and served to the Solar God first, as gratitude for a wonderful harvest. This dish can also be referred to as ‘pongal’. It’s later served on banana leaves and fed to a whole neighborhood. Pongal is cooked at dawn, and in an open house.
What occurs throughout Pongal?
On the primary day of Pongal, folks clear their properties, discard unused and redundant objects, and lightweight a bonfire. It’s just like how folks within the north-Indian state of Punjab have fun one other harvest competition referred to as Lohri.
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