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. uykyukyuif

    Christmas Vacation is 20.01.2014 20.01.2014 16-18, December, 2013 19.12.2013 to 19.01.2014 – CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS 11.01.2014 to 16.01.2014 – PONGAL HOLIDAYS 14.04.2014 (Monday) - TAMIL NEW YEAR 17.04.2014 to 20.04.2014 – EASTER HOLIDAYS 01.05.2014 (Thursday) - MAY DAY ACADEMIC CALENDAR...

  7. 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...

  8. rterg

    dessert. Pongal This is a very important Tamilian festival in India, the word Pongal means "to boil". Pongal celebrates the harvest, it lasts four days. Indra, the sun god, is given prayars for providing rain and good crop. Pongal is celebrated on January 14 of each year. Each day of Pongal denotes a...

  9. 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...

  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. 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...

  12. 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...

  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. 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...