Free Essays on Pongal Festival

  1. Pongal Festival

     Pongal is the only festival of Hindu that follows a solar calendar and is celebrated on the fourteenth of January every year. Pongal has astronomical significance: it marks the beginning of Uttarayana, the Sun's movement northward for a six month period. In Hinduism, Uttarayana is considered auspicious...

  2. Pongal Festival

    Pongal Festival Pongal is a four-days-long harvest festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu, a southern state of India. For as long as people have been planting and gathering food, there has been some form of harvest festival. Pongal, one of the most important popular Hindu festivals of the year. This four-day...

  3. Pongal

    Thai Pongal is a thanksgiving festival at the end harvest season celebrated by the tamilians in the state of Tamil nadu . Pongal is traditionally dedicated to the Sun God Surya,[4] and marks the beginning of the northward journey of the Sun from its southernmost-limit, It coincides with the festival Makara...

  4. Indian Festival

    Pongal is the only festival of Hindu that follows a solar calendar and is celebrated on the fourteenth of January every year. Pongal marks the beginning of Uttarayana. In Hindu temples bells, drums, clarinets and conch shells herald the joyous occasion of Pongal. To symbolize a bountiful harvest, rice...

  5. Festivals as a Source of Life

    Festivals as a source of life The importance of festivals in India, a festival is a celebration of life. Festivals for the general public to bring peace and happiness.They break the monotony of life. Indian festivals are numerous.The three types of national, religious and seasonal are one. Write the...

  6. Study

    Shivratri is a Hindu festival celebrated every year in reverence of Lord Shiva. Shivaratri literally means the great night of Shivaor the night of Shiva. It is celebrated every year on the 13th night/14th day of the Maagha month of the Hindu calendar Easter[ Easter is a Christian festival and holiday celebrating...

  7. esssay

    2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Hindu Festivals: Jan 15 : Makarsankranti / Pongal Jan 15 : Tamil New Year Jan 24 : Vasant Panchami Feb 17 : Maha Shivaratri Mar 06 : Holi Mar 21 : Hindi New Year Mar 21 : Telugu...

  8. IMAGINING LIFE WITHOUT FESTIVALS,

    India is a city of FAIRS AND festivals but imagine if there were no festivals what would happen? I know a life without these amazing festivals would become like hell. Firstly we would have no holidays and secondly no celebrations .and as we all know a normal routine life is really boring .following...

  9. The Qingming (Pure Brightness) Festival

     The Qingming (Pure Brightness) Festival is one of the 24 seasonal division points in China, falling on April 4-6 each year. After the festival, the temperature will rise up and rainfall increases. It is the high time for spring plowing and sowing. But the Qingming Festival is not only a seasonal point...

  10. Festivals in India

    Festivals in India are characterized by color, gaiety, enthusiasm, prayers and rituals. The word festival means feast day, festive celebration. As kids, when there used to be festivals the only thing that came to our minds was holidays and sweets that in turn meant lots of fun. India being a society...

  11. Makar Sankranti

    The colourful kite-flying festival of Makar Sankranti or Uttarayan, which falls on January 14 each year, marks the end of a long winter and the return of the sun to the northern hemisphere. Hence the name Uttarayan. According to Hindu astronomy, it is on this holiest day in the Hindu calendar, that...

  12. Religious Fetivals

    Hindu religious festivals See also: List of Hindu festivals Govinda celebrations during the Krishna Janmaashtami festivities Hindus observe sacred occasions by festive observances. All festivals in Hinduism are predominantly religious in character and significance. Many festivals are seasonal. Some...

  13. World Religion

    are based on idol worship. They worship in the temples or in their homes, visiting temples is not crucial, most only visit temples during religious festivals. Although when a woman is menstruating she is not supposed to worship or go to a temple because they must achieve ritual purity and blood is considered...

  14. got it

    Festivals of India Festivals of India : Diwali Festival Diwali Diwali is regarded as one of the most important festival of the Hindu calendar. It is celebrated across the nation with great pomp and excitement. The festival is mainly associated with lights as it is called the festival of light...

  15. Indian Festival

    Indian Festival Further information: Category:Festivals ▪ Arts festival Beer festival Comedy festival Japanese Cultural festival Esala Perahera festival Film festival Fire festival Folk festival Food festival Literary festival Mela Festival Music festival Oyster Festival Peanut Festival Ribfest Religious...

  16. A case study of sponsorship at Glastonbury Festival

    the music festival market in UK is remarkable in its size and breadth, with over 600 events held each year (Anderton, C). Meanwhile, the overall commercialization of these UK music festivals in resent years is considerable. Finkel (2010, p. 237) argues that the “degree to which an arts festival is commercialized...

  17. hung king festival

    year, a national festival called Hung King temple Festival is held to worship the Hung Kings, who were instrumental in the founding of the nation. The festival used to last for 3 days from the 9th to the 11th of the 3rd month of the lunar calendar (lunar March). From 2010 the festival is from the 1st...

  18. Ganesh

    touches to a Ganesha statue during the Chaturthi festival. Batukamma is a spring festival celebrated by Hindu women of the Telangana region. Festival | Date of Observance | Date of Observance (2010 Gregorian calendar) | Description | Makar Sankranti or Pongal | Makar Sankranti marks the transition of the...

  19. House Wife

    land of fairs and festivals. As different communities belonging to different religions live here, therefore many festivals are celebrated regularly every year. Among these festivals, some are religious; some are based on seasons while some are of national importance. All the festivals are celebrated with...

  20. go on holidays

    avail themselves of Optional Holidays not exceeding FIVE during the year 2014 on the festival/occasions specified in Annexure-II(A) to this order, at their option and irrespective of the religion to which the festival pertains. Permission to avail any of these holidays shall be applied for, in writing...

  21. Festivals in China and America

    Festivals in China and America 外文学院2001级3班 郑晓韵 NO.010214321 Festivals are days or time of religious or other celebrations. Although some festivals are shared and celebrated in many countries all over the world, how people celebrate them and what people do during the festivals are usually...

  22. Me Flowers

    is a folk art from India. It is usually made during Diwali, Onam, Pongal and other Indian festivals. Typically consisting of bright colors, rangoli is a decorative design made in living rooms and courtyard floors during Hindu festivals . They are meant to be sacred welcoming areas for the Hindu deities...

  23. Advantages of Festivals

    Advantages of Festivals - 1 Festivals celebration is the the culture we got from our past generations.According to the history these festivals are celebrated when they achieve something (symbol of victory),or on the occasions where they are benefited (crop gain,happy with some gatherings etc). These...

  24. Festivals

    Many of the festivals, rites, rituals and even the dress habits of the adherents of Sanatana Dharma -- the Hindus, have deep spiritual significance and Amma actively encourages their propagation. In this section let us try to discover the Cultural Heritage of India, Her contributions to the world and...

  25. iisuperwomanuu

    Still. Festivals Although Sri Lankans celebrate many, many festivals some are more important than others. The following festivals shown, I have chosen because I feel that they are the 3 most important festivals. Thai Pongal Thai Pongal is celebrated by Hindus in Sri Lanka. Thai Pongal is celebrated...

  26. National Festivals

    Festival is a celebration of life. Festivals bring peace and joy to the masses. They break the monotony of life. Indian festivals are numerous. A festival   is a celebration, entertainment or series of performances of a certain kind, often held periodically. Festivals break the monotony of life....

  27. The Lantern Festival

    talking about Lantern Festival in Auckland. As one of Auckland's most popular summer events, the Auckland Lantern Festival brings Chinese New Year celebrations to a glowing finale with hundreds of beautiful lanterns, including brand new designs from China. Lantern Festival is the fifteenth of January...

  28. rterg

    preparation of lentils is dhal, a soupy dish served over rice. Festivals: A festival is celebrated every day of the year. Festivals serve to unite people from different backgrounds in celebration and understanding. The majority of festivals observed in India are associated with particular cuisines. Traditional...

  29. Thought Provoking Questions

    is a ponggal day? Lasting for over four days Pongal, a harvest festival is celebrated in the month of Shravan. Pongal literally means, "boiling over". The Tamil harvest festival is celebrated with decorated cows, processions and decorative Rangoli. Pongal is a sweet porridge made from newly harvested...

  30. Hindu festivals

    HINDU FASTS & FESTIVALS By SRI SWAMI SIVANANDA Sri Swami Sivananda Founder of The Divine Life Society SERVE, LOVE, GIVE, PURIFY, MEDITATE, REALIZE So Says Sri Swami Sivananda A DIVINE LIFE SOCIETY PUBLICATION If you would like to purchase the print edition, please go to: http://www...