Pongal Festival Images For Students And Children: Pongal
is one of the most popular harvest festival of South
, mainly Tamil Nadu. Pongal falls in the mid-January every year and marks the auspicious beginning of Uttarayan – sun’s journey northwards. Pongal festival lasts for four days. Celebrations include drawing of Kolam, swinging & cooking of delicious Pongal.
Pongal Festival Images For Students And Children
A student plays on a swing during celebrations of the Tamil harvest festival Pongal at a college in Chennai
A student tries to break a mud pot during Pongal celebrations in Chennai
A student, with a blindfold on, tries to break a mud pot at a college in Chennai
Students, dressed in dhoti and sarees, of Sri Kanyakaparameswari College celebrate Pongal, the harvest festival
Students of Sri Kanyakaparameswari College celebrate Pongal
Students of Sri Kanyakaparameswari College celebrate Pongal in Chennai
Students of Sri Kanyakaparameswari College celebrate Pongal. It is a four-day festival
Students of Sri Kanyakaparameswari College cook during Pongal celebrations
Students of Sri Kanyakaparameswari College dance during Pongal celebration in Chennai
Women ride on a bull-cart during Pongal celebrations in Chennai
On Monday, as against the 1,000 bulls that were given tokens, only 458 could be released owing to paucity of time. The event began at 8:30 am and was declared closed by 3:15 pm.
A participant tries to hang on to a bull during the Palamedu Jallikattu near Madurai. Bull-taming events are held for nearly six months every year, kicking off at Pongal in Tamil Nadu. As per the rules, a tamer is awarded a prize if he hangs on to the hump of the animal for a certain period of time.
A villager is pinned down by a bull as another attempts to control him during a Jallikattu event, on the outskirts of Madurai. The Allanganallur Jallikattu committee has received Rs 10 lakh in donations, with Palamedu also pitching in. Local sponsors offer prizes ranging from gold coins to consumer durables and vehicles.
SR Ramar, a 50-year-old farmer with his prized bull which will take part in the Jallikattu event in Aviniapuram. He says the 23-year-old animal – lovingly referred to as Arulu – has won over 200 prizes in competitions through the years. “Why, even the cot I sleep on was won by my Arulu!” Ramar exclaimed.
Interest in the sport has increased manifold, due to last year’s statewide agitations for revival. Allanganallur – the Mecca of Jallikattu celebrations – witnessed a police lathi-charge on Friday, after huge crowds tried to break into the player registration office.