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Thai Pongal - English poem on Pongal Festival

Thai Pongal: English poem on Pongal Festival

Thai Pongal

Milk Rice the Golden child came – granting
immeasurable ecstasy in her cooking
Farmers with the beauty of lion dream
a picturesque memory this new year gleam.

Elevated threshing floor courtyard the face-where
month of January gave love’s kiss with rice share
abundance in red rice and charity – sweet
to the tongue January child glad to meet.

With the plough he tills the land – the ploughman
is the old man ladder of progress of all human.
Dark clouds and sun our life – milk rice
is dream field’s harvested crop of rice.

Red sugar cane and saffron aplenty – flood
of happiness to sweep our country.
Rise, rise milk rice – bring smile
to the face of the poor, so rise milk rice.

Pongal is the harvest festival celebrated in the Southern parts of India of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. This festival is equivalent to the Makar Sankranti celebrated in North India and is celebrated for three days. Bhogi Pongal, Surya Pongal and Mattu Pongal, are the three days of Pongal festivities on successive days. In certain parts cattle races still enliven the village festivities. Pongal is a colorful and traditional festival with many ceremonies devoted to various deities.

Sun God is worshiped on this festival as the Sun helps in the growth of the paddy and other plantations. The houses are cleaned, and all maintenance jobs are done before this festival. During the three-day festival, different varieties of Rangoli are drawn in front of the houses early in the morning.

पोंगल का त्योहार कृषि एवं फसल से सम्बन्धित देवताओं को समर्पित है। इस त्योहार का नाम पोंगल इसलिए है, क्योंकि इस दिन सूर्य देव को जो प्रसाद अर्पित किया जाता है वह पोगल कहलाता है। तमिल भाषा में पोंगल का एक अन्य अर्थ निकलता है “अच्छी तरह उबालना”। दोनों ही रूप में देखा जाए तो एक बात निकल कर यह आती है कि अच्छी तरह उबाल कर सूर्य देवता को प्रसाद भोग लगाना। पोंगल का महत्व इसलिए भी है, क्योकि यह तमिल महीने की पहली तारीख को आरम्भ होता है। इस पर्व के महत्व का अंदाज़ा इस बात से भी लगाया जा सकता है कि यह चार दिनों तक चलता है। हर दिन के पोंगल का अलग-अलग नाम होता है।

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