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Importance of PONGAL festival

Asked by naval handa, 28 Jun '07 09:47 pm
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It is the Harvest festival for Tamil People, They harvest their Paddy from the field and cook the food and offer it to the Sun God and also to the Poor people.
Answered by lambert winston, 28 Jun '07 09:49 pm

 
  
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Pongal (Tamil) is a Harvest Festival, mostly celebrated in south India. Pongal in Tamil means "boiling over." Traditionally celebrated at harvest time, it is a celebration of the prosperity associated with the harvest. Pongal is celebrated by the Indian state of Tamil Nadu as well as Tamils worldwide, including those in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Singapore. The festival has been in practice for some 5,000 years.

While Pongal is predominantly a Tamil festival, it is also celebrated in several other provinces with different names. In Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, and Karnataka, the harvest festival Sankranthi is celebrated. In northern India, Pongal is called Makara Sankranti. In Maharashtra and Gujarat, it is celebrated on the date of the annual kite flying day, Uttarayan. It also coincides with the bonfire and harvest festival in Punjab and Haryana, known as Lohri. People of all relegion celebrate pongal festival in India.

Tamils refer to Pongal as "Tamizhar Thirunal" (meaning "the festival ...more
Answered by LALITKUMAR RANA, 28 Jun '07 09:49 pm

 
  
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1. The first day of the Tamil month 'Thai'
2. The best time for cultivate and happiest moment for the formers
3. Overall Tamizhans are celebrate the festival with making Pongal and said thanks to the sun god
4. Followed by the birth of Thiruvalluvar ( the world famous poet)
Answered by Kamal mohan, 28 Jun '07 09:54 pm

 
  
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