First day of Pongal is called Bhogi festival is celebrated in honor of Lord Indra, the god of rain, and the lord of lords. The ritual of Bhogi Mantalu is also observed this day, during which useless items of the household are tossed into a bonfire traditionally made of cow dung cakes and wood.
Second day of Pongal is Thai Pongal where a special ritual is performed
where rice and milk are boiled together in an earthen pot to which a turmeric
plant is tied out in the open as an offering to the sun god. Along with this,
sticks of sugarcane, coconuts and bananas are also offered. Third day is Mattu
Pongal is the day celebrated in the name of cows. The cattle are adorned with bells, sheaves of corn and garlands
Kaanum Pongal is the fourth day of Pongal and on this day, a ritual is
performed where the leftover sweet
Pongal and other food are set out in the courtyard on a washed turmeric leaf,
along with betel leaves, betel nuts and sugar cane.
Amavasya festival importance in Hinduism Amavasya, or Amavasi, is the name of new moon night in Hindu religion. It is the first night of the first quarter of the lunar month. Since the moon is invisible on the day, Amavasya is also referred as no moon night. Amavasi holds great importance in Hinduism. Many Hindus choose this day to make offering (tharpanam) to the dead ancestors. There is also an ongoing debate whether Amavasya is auspicious or inauspicious.
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