Pongal Celebration 2021 : Pongal (பொங்கல்), is also referred to as Thai Pongal (தைப்பொங்கல், also spelled Tai Pongal), is a multi-day Hindu harvest festival of South India, particularly in the Tamil community. It is observed at the start of the month Tai according to Tamil solar calendar, and this is typically about January 14.
Pongal 2021 in India will begin on Thursday, 14 January and ends on Sunday, 17 January
It is dedicated to the Hindu sun god, the Surya, and corresponds to Makar Sankranti, the harvest festival under many regional names celebrated throughout India. The three days of the Pongal festival are called Bhogi Pongal, Surya Pongal and Maattu Pongal.Some Tamils celebrate a fourth day of Pongal as Kanum Pongal.
Pongal Celebration 2021 :
1. பொங்கல் பொங்கும் மங்கலம் எங்கும் தங்கிட! நலமும் வளமும் என்றும் சூழ்ந்திட !அன்னைத் தமிழ் மணம் பரப்பி வாழ்ந்திட வாழ்த்துகிறோம் !
2. விடிகின்ற பொழுது எங்கும் கரும்பாய் இனிக்கட்டும், இந்த தைத் திருநாள் முதல்..... பொங்கல் வாழ்த்துகள்!
3. தமிழன்னை புகழ் பாடி, தரணியெல்லாம் வெற்றி கொள்ள பொங்கல் பொங்குக!
4. வீரத்தமிழர்களுக்கு மாட்டுப் பொங்கல் வாழ்த்துகள்!
5. அன்பு பொங்க, ஆசைகள் பொங்க, இன்பம் பொங்க, இனிமை பொங்க என்றும் உங்கள் வீட்டில் மகிழ்ச்சி பொங்க பொங்கலோ பொங்கல் வாழ்த்துகள்!
6. அன்பு பொங்க!
என்றும் உங்கள் வீட்டில் மகிழ்ச்சி பொங்க!
7. சந்தோஷமும் செல்வமும்
நம் வாழ்வில் பொங்கி வர
சாதி மத பேதமின்றி
கை கூப்பி வரவேற்போம்
தை பொங்கல் திருநாளை
8. உழவனை போற்றிட
பிறக்குது ஒரு திருநாள்
உதிக்கிறது ஒரு திருநாள்
துள்ளி வருகுது ஒரு திருநாள்
உலக மக்கள் கூடி
9. கடன் வாங்கி தவிக்கும் உழவன்
காசு பணம் சேர்த்து வைத்தவன்
10. உறவுகளின் புன்னகை
இனம் புரியா இன்பம்
நபர்கள் சூழ மகிழ்ச்சி பொங்க
பொங்கட்டும் தை பொங்கல்.
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According to tradition, the festival marks the end of winter solstice, and the start of the sun's six-month-long journey northwards when the sun enters the zodiac Makara (Capricorn). The festival is named after the ceremonial "Pongal", which means "to boil, overflow" and refers to the traditional dish prepared from the new harvest of rice boiled in milk with jaggery (raw sugar).
To mark the festival, the pongal sweet dish is prepared, first offered to the gods and goddesses (goddess Pongal), followed sometimes with an offering to cows, and then shared by the family. Festive celebrations include decorating cows and their horns, ritual bathing and processions. It is traditionally an occasion for decorating rice-powder based kolam artworks, offering prayers in the home, temples, getting together with family and friends, and exchanging gifts to renew social bonds of solidarity.
The Pongal festival begins on the day called Bhogi Pongal, and it marks the last day of the Tamil month Marghazi. On this day people discard old belongings and celebrate new possessions. The people assemble and light a bonfire in order to burn the heaps of discards. Houses are cleaned, painted and decorated to give a festive look. The horns of oxen and buffaloes are painted in villages. New clothes are worn to mark the start of the festival. The deity of the day is Indra – the god of rains, to whom prayers are offered, with thanks and hopes for plentiful rains in the year ahead
Surya Pongal – also called Suryan Pongal or Perum Pongal – is the second and main festive day, and is dedicated to the Hindu god Surya. It is the first day of the Tamil calendar month Tai, and coincides with Makara Sankranthi – a winter harvest festival celebrated throughout India. The day marks the start of the Uttarayana, when the sun enters the 10th house of the zodiac Makara (Capricorn). The day is celebrated with family and friends, with the Pongal dish prepared in a traditional earthen pot in an open space in the view of the sun. The pot is typically decorated by tying a turmeric plant or flower garland, and near the cooking stove are placed two or more tall fresh sugarcane stalks.
Mattu Pongal is celebrated the day after Surya Pongal. Mattu refers to "cow, bullock, cattle", and Tamil Hindus regard cattle as sources of wealth for providing dairy products, fertilizer, transportation and agricultural aid. On Mattu Pongal, cattle are decorated – sometimes with flower garlands or painted horns, they are offered bananas, a special meal and worshipped. Some decorate their cows with manjalthanni (turmeric water) and oil. Shikakai apply kungumam (kumkum) to their foreheads, paint their horns, and feed them a mixture of venn pongal, jaggery, honey, banana and other fruits. Others bathe their cattle and prostrate before them with words of thanks for the help with the harvest.
Kanum Pongal, sometimes called the Kanu Pongal, the fourth day of the festival, marks the end of Pongal festivities for the year. The word kanum (kaanum) in this context means "to visit." Many families hold reunions on this day. Communities organize social events to strengthen mutual bonds. Villagers cut and consume farm fresh sugarcane during social gatherings. Relatives, friends and neighbors visit to greet, while youngsters go out to meet seniors among the relatives and neighborhoods to pay respects and seek blessings, while some elders give the visiting children some pocket change as a gift.
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On the occasion of this harvest festival, I wish that all your worries and stress come to an end and you embrace happiness and smiles. Warm wishes on Mattu Pongal to you.”
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“Pongal is the time to express your gratitude to the Almighty and seek his blessings for your life. Wishing a blessed Kaanum Pongal to you.”
“On the occasion of Kaanum Pongal, I am sending you my love and lots of wishes to have success, prosperity and happiness in your life. Happy Kaanum Pongal to you.”
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