One of the popular festivals of Hindu which is celebrated with Joy and happiness its name is “Pongal”. It is the first festival to be celebrated in January and many people like to enjoy this time. This festival is known by different-different names in different states. It is one of the most auspicious festivals because it is a sign of entering the sun in the Tropic of Capricorn from the Tropic of Cancer. In Tamilnadu, people call it “Pongal”. We will know many interesting facts related to this festival and history behind this by people liked to be part of this article. So, let’s start exploring.
Let us tell you that Pongal is a total festival of four days. These four days are celebrated in four forms. This includes a Thai Pongal and it is considered the most important day of Pongal, Thai Pongal. However, it is the second day of Pongal, which most people know as Sankranti. This year, Pongal will start on 14 January and it ends on the 17th of January. It is celebrated in different ways on different dates.
- On the 14th of January 2021, Pongal day will be celebrated as Bhogi Pandigai.
- On the 15th of January 2021, Pongal day will be celebrated as Thai Pongal.
- On the 16th of January 2021, Pongal day will be celebrated as Mattu Pongal.
- On the 17th of January 2021, Pongal day will be celebrated as Kaanum Pongal.
How to celebrate this festival?
At the beginning of the festival, people clean their house and remove all the old things which are useless then they start worshiping the sun. On the same day, people bring utensils of clay along with milk & rice, and many other things to worship the sun. People celebrate this with full of joys and happiness. Aroound these days, all the families after washing a leaf with turmeric and put it on the floor then they put over this one day before sweet pongal and they also incude suger can and banana. Many women like to follow this ritual early in the morning before bathing.
As we all know that it is celebrated for the four days where poeple go for some household activites such as prayer, decoration, cleaning and many more. In Tamilnadu, millions of people show their enthusiasm and energy for this. It is also encourage formers to cultivate and increase the activites of cultivation which is helpfull for the people.