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. Ganesh

    | Makar Sankranti or Pongal | Makar Sankranti marks the transition of the Sun into Makar. It marks the beginning of the gradual increase of the duration of the day. Pogal is first day of Uttarayana, coinciding with the beginning of the Tamil month of Thai | January 14 | Pongal is one of the most popular...

  7. World Religion

    'Sankranti' means good change. This day is observed as the most auspicious day by the Hindus all over the world. In south India it is celebrated as PONGAL and in Punjab, India it is celebrated as LOHRI, Til seeds (sesame seeds) and jaggery are given as gifts (prasad) everywhere. The Til represents each...

  8. Strategies for Retailing: a Conceptual Study on Big Bazaar Retail Strategies

    of psychological discounting (Rs. 99, Rs. 49, etc.) is used as promotional tool. Big Bazaar also caters on Special Event Pricing (Close to Diwali, pongal and Durga Pooja). Differentiated Pricing: Time pricing, i.e., difference in rate based on peak and non-peak hours or days of shopping is also a...

  9. 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...

  10. Makar Sankranti

    it is a basic mixture of til and jaggery, or laddus, or the famous til-poli of Maharashtra. In the southern part of India, the day is celebrated as Pongal, where a fullsome meal of lentils and rice liberally dashed with ghee is offered to gods, and then to family members....

  11. 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...

  12. 2 states

    don’t you go drown in Bali, I thought. Harish thought it really funny to shift everything he was served to Ananya. He transferred parts of upma, pongal, chutney and banana chips from his leaf to hers. Really Harish, did anybody teach you not to stretch a bad joke too far? And all you aunts, can...

  13. 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...

  14. Indus Valley Civilization

    religious in origin, although several are celebrated irrespective of caste and creed. Some popular festivals are Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Ugadi, Thai Pongal, Holi, Onam, Vijayadasami, Durga Puja, Eid ul-Fitr, Bakr-Id, Christmas, Buddha Jayanti and Vaisakhi.[130] India has three national holidays. Other...