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Pongal Celebrations: Tamilians Harvest Festival

Pongal Celebrations

Pongal is a popular harvest festival of Tamil Nadu. It is celebrated on 14th of January every year, coinciding with the Lohri of Punjab, Bhogali Bihu of Assam and Makar Sankranti of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Pongal is mainly celebrated for giving thanks to nature, for a bountiful harvest. This four-day festival is celebrated in the season when rice (and …

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Pongal Dance: Harvest Festival Folk Dances

Pongal Dance

Pongal is one of the most important festivals in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is the only Hindu festival that follows a solar calendar and is celebrated on a fixed date i.e. the fourteenth of January every year. It is a harvest festival and celebrated in North India as Makar Sankranti. It also has an astronomical significance as …

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Four Days of Pongal: Tamilians Harvest festival

What is the Significance of Pongal festival?

Four Days of Pongal Celebrations Pongal is a four-day harvest festival of Tamil Nadu, celebrated with gusto and fervor, by the Tamil in the state. All the four days of the festival (from 13th of January to 16th of January) are thoroughly enjoyed by the people. The festival is dedicated to Mother Nature, as farmers thank her for blessing them …

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Pongal Customs: Tamil Nadu Harvest Festival

Thai Pongal - English poem on Pongal Festival

Pongal Customs & Traditions The word Pongal, in both Telugu and Tamil, signifies the boiling over of the rice in the cooking pot. Though little is known about the origin of Pongal, it is known to a Dravidian harvest festival that has survived for ages. Pongal also marks the beginning of a New Year and is the day to praise …

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Pongal Around The World Celebrations

Pongal

The festival of Pongal is celebrated with zeal and fervor by the Tamilians in India as well as in any part of the world they reside. As this harvest festival is considered very auspicious, even the Tamils living abroad celebrate this festival with the wish of prosperity as well as for keeping their cultural ties with their native place alive. …

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Onam Games: Kerala Harvest Festival Onakalikal

Onam Games – Kerala Culture & Tradition

Onam is one of the most important festivals of Kerala (India) and it is celebrated with immense joy and fervor all over the state by people of all communities. It is said that Onam is celebrated to welcome King Mahabali, whose spirit is said to visit the state of Kerala at the time of Onam. As this festival falls during …

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Onam Rituals & Customs of Kerala Harvest Fest

Onam Rituals – Kerala Culture & Traditions

The harvest festival of Kerala – Onam – is celebrated with zeal and great fanfare by Malayalees all over the state, India and abroad. It is an enthralling carnival during the festive season, when people indulge themselves in merrymaking by playing a number of games, shopping, feasting, dances and taking part in the community events wherein cultural programs are organized. …

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Onam Wishes For Students And Children

Onam Wishes – Kerala Culture & Tradition

The state festival of Kerala (India), Onam, is celebrated with zeal. All through the ten days of the festival, the air is filled with excitement, while people are busy in welcoming their King Mahabali. Feasting, laying Pookkalam (floral carpet) on floor, singing songs and shopping are the highlights of the festival. Malayalees from the nook and corner of the country …

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10 Days of Onam Festival in Kerala State

10 Days of Onam – Kerala Culture & Tradition

The state festival of Kerala, Onam, is a ten-day carnival for all the Malayalees residing in different parts of India and abroad. The festivities, which start from the Attam nakshatram of Chingam (the first Malayalam month) last until Thiruvonam, the tenth day of Onam. In many parts of Kerala, Avittam and Chatayam (the days following Thiruvonam) are also considered important. …

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Onam Quotes & Sayings For Students & Children

Onam Quotes For Students And Children

Onam Quotes & Sayings For Students And Children: Celebrated for ten days in the month of Chingam (the first month as per the Malayalam calendar), Onam is an important festival for every Malayalee. It is the festival, which every Malayalam speaking person relates to him / her and his / her homeland – Kerala (India). The festival banishes all the …

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