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Tamilnadu people calls Pongal as a Harvest Festival

Tamilnadu people calls Pongal as a Harvest Festival
Tamilnadu people calls Pongal as a Harvest Festival
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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.

Tamilnadu people calls Pongal as a Harvest Festival

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.

Tamilnadu people calls Pongal as a Harvest Festival

Tamilnadu people calls Pongal as a Harvest Festival
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