Free Essays on Pongal

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. Tamil Language

    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 on the 14th of January to pray to the sun god. Thai Pongal customs include cooking Pongal and sharing the meal with family, friends, neighbours and non-Hindus...

  5. got it

    significance behind the celebration is fun and enjoyment Pongal is celebrated as a harvest festival of Tamil Nadu. Here is an overview of Pongal celebration in India. Festivals of India : Pongal Festival Pongal Pongal is regarded as a harvest festival of South India. It is one of the...

  6. Bengaluru

    Islam, Jainism, Sikhism and Zoroastrianism | Population: | Around 7.2 million | Literacy: | 85.74% | Major Festivals: | Diwali, Navratri, Ugadi, Pongal, Varamahalakshmi and Mahashivratri | Tourist Attractions: | Cubbon Park, Ulsoor Lake, Bangalore Palace, The Fort and Tipu Sultan's Palace, Bull temple...

  7. Me Flowers

    Rangoli, also known as kolam or muggu 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...

  8. House Wife

    different communities but they are celebrated as a whole. We can see festive atmosphere everywhere in India. Holi, Baisakhi, Basant Panchami, Bihu, Pongal, Onam etc. are seasonal or harvest festivals. The spirit of Holi is colour-rich and vibrant, flung into the air and smeared with immense joy on friends...

  9. Festivals as a Source of Life

    Mahavir Jayanit, Dussehra, Diwali, Janmastami, Chath, Navratri, Eid, are included. The changes mark the third season.These festival, Baisakhi, Onam, Pongal, a festival entertainment includes the spring festival Panchanmi etc., or a certain kind, often a series of performances held from time to time. Festival...

  10. 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...

  11. National Festivals

    Jayanit, Dussehra, Diwali, Janmastami, Chath, Navaratri, Eid,. Third ones mark the change of season.These festival include Bhi, Baisakhi, Onam, Pongal, Basant Panchanmi etc. ...

  12. The Geography of Beef

    to be holy and for that reason should not be eaten. The importance of the cow is highlighted by the fact that a regional holiday called Mattu Pongal, Cow Pongal in Tamil, exists which is akin to a bovine thanksgiving day. In fact a divine cow named Kamadhenu is considered to be the mother of all Hindu...

  13. Cultural Diversity in India

    are related to agriculture and environment. In Maharashtra, Dassera, Diwalil, Holi in Punjab Baisakhi, in Andhra Pradesh Eruvak Punnam, in Tamil nadu Pongal & in Kerala Onam are celebrated. Ramzaam – Id, Christmas, Buddha Pornima, Samvatsari, and Pateti are also important festivals. What ever religious...

  14. Preservation

    parts of the country. A separate series of restricted holidays allow regional cultures to celebrate their own feasts, such as the harvest festival of Pongal in Tamil Nadu in mid-January, which celebrates the harvest and the sun's entrance into Capricorn. India - Islam Islam is India's largest minority...