Accordingly Pongal is the version of Sankranti festival celebrated in Tamilnadu which is occurring on January 14-15 every year and this event is heralded as harvest festival with a special focus on the agricultural and farming life of the society. In Tamilnadu, agriculture is the predominant occupation of people in the villages.
Agriculture is in fact the most vibrant aspect of Tamil culture and is best reflected during Pongal. Pongal is the name of a dish which is made out of rice and jaggery. This name indicates the symbol of growth and prosperity. Further all the people participate in thanking sun god since food is the basis of life and sun god is the chief cause of the food they receive. The first day of Pongal is dedicated to worshiping sun god.
Moreover People prepare the dish of pongal in open place amidst
decorations and rangolis. When it boils, people shout in ecstasy, “Pongalo
Pongal” heralding prosperity.
Chitra Pournami Significance Chitra Pournami is observed on the day of the full moon in the month of Chithirai corresponding in the Gregorian calendar to a day in April or May. The festival is dedicated to god Chitragupta, a Hindu deity who is believed to record the good and bad deeds done by men for Yama, the Hindu god of the underworld. On this day, devotees ask Chitragupta to forgive their sins.
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