Pongal 2021 Begin Date: Thursday, 14 January 2021
End date: Sunday, 17 January2021
Pongal is a famous harvest celebrated in South India, especially in Tamilnadu. On that occasion the farmers express their gratitude for giving them to the elements responsible for a bumper harvest. This festival is a four day celebration. Pongal is celebrated on the first day of the Thai month, that is why the festival is called Thai Pongal.
On the day of Pongal, rice and pulses are cooked with milk and offered to the Sun God and the family deity, as a sign of respect.
The third day- Mattu Pongal day is is dedicated to the cattle (Especially Bullocks and Cows), which are responsible for their livelihood.
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India being a country of rich tradition, it has it’s own different cultures. People belonging to these divergent cultures believing in distinct religion gather to celebrate their rich harmony. These colourful celebrations profess India’s heritage and tradition.
Natural allure is another attractive element which makes India an incredible place to visit. Mountains wrapped in green, white springs emerging from it and the cold and mind soothing gentle breeze floating in the air are a very few must experience sights in India. Varying location, the natural beauty differs. Differing seasons, India’s scenic beauty varies. Kerala wears its utmost beauty during monsoon. Whereas, Karnataka is a must watch place in winter.
Smiling, pure hearted Indians also make India a must watch sight. Their dressing style, customs and tastes are world famous. Mundu and dhothi worn by men, meters long cloth wearing as sari by women, variety in ornaments are the specialties accredited only to Indians. Mind capturing architectural beauty are India’s another must watch beauty spot. The design varieties applied in construction are known worldwide.
Spicy, oily and coconut flavored food varieties in the Indian menu like dosa and vada holds an evergreen position in Indian diet. Numerous temples with historic importance are India’s another attraction. They proclaim India’s once rich tradition. Overall, India offers a real feast for body and soul.