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. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. Retention Strategy

    the company did not vary too a lot through the year. However, there has generally been a marginal increase in attrition during the festive seasons of Pongal & Diwali (some class 4 employees leaving for native places and not returning). 5) Solution: The company tackled the problem by providing sufficient...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. My Country

    15. In my country, people of different language, religions and social practices live together happily. They celebrate various festivals like Diwali, Pongal, Id, and Christmas etc. But 15th August and 26th January are the national days.  16. India, my country, has much diversity. Still there is a strong...

  12. Festivals in India

    although it is also observed in the western and eastern parts of India, in the south it is almost unknown. There are also a few regional festivals like Pongal in Tamil Nadu; Onam in Kerala and the various other temple festivals devoted to the specific patron Gods and Goddesses of the temples, which are celebrated...

  13. 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...

  14. Religious Fetivals

    prescribed according to the lunar calendar. In vedic timekeeping, a tithi is a lunar day. Hindu festivals include: * Diwali * Gudi padwa * Pongal * Holi * Navratri * Ganesh Chaturthi * Raksha Bhandan * Krishna Janmashtami * Dussehra * Dasara * Onam * Vijayadashami ...