Tag Archives: Hindu Culture and Traditions in Tamil Nadu

Rama Navami Celebrations in Chaitra Navratri

Ram Navami Celebrations: Hindu Culture & Traditions

Rama Navami Celebrations: Rama Navami is a Hindu festival celebrated with fun and religious fervor by Hindus across different parts of India. The festival commemorates the birth of Lord Rama, one of the most worshiped Hindu Gods. He is regarded as the epitome of humankind, the ideal son, husband and father. Every year, Rama Navami falls on the ninth day of …

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Pongal Customs: Tamil Nadu Harvest Festival

Thai Pongal - English poem on Pongal Festival

Pongal Customs: 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 and thank God …

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Four Days of Pongal: Tamilians Harvest festival

What is the Significance of Pongal festival?

Four Days of Pongal: 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 with bountiful …

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Pongal Dance: Harvest Festival Folk Dances

Pongal Dance

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 …

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Pongal Celebrations: Tamilians Harvest Festival

Pongal Celebrations

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 …

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Onam Pookkalam: Kerala Flower Artwork Rangoli

Onam Pookkalam – Kerala Culture & Tradition

Onam is a colorful festival celebrated by Malayalees all over the world. It is the state festival of Kerala (India). Pookkalam, the floral decoration (also known as floral carpet) is one of the most important part of Onam, which is also a harvest festival. Simple as well as intricate floral designs are laid at the verandah of every household, on …

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Onam Wishes For Students And Children

Onam Wishes – Kerala Culture & Tradition

Onam Wishes: 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 …

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Onam Rituals & Customs of Kerala Harvest Fest

Onam Rituals – Kerala Culture & Traditions

Onam Rituals: 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 …

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10 Days of Onam Festival in Kerala State

10 Days of Onam – Kerala Culture & Tradition

10 Days of Onam: 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) …

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