By Famous India

Pongal: A Festival of Harvest and Joy

Pongal, a four-day harvest festival in South India, coincides with Makar Sankranti. It expresses gratitude for a bountiful harvest through the boiling over of rice

Pongal Festival

Pongal unites communities with kolam, new clothes, gifts, and traditional activities

Traditions and Rituals

1. Bhogi 2. Surya Pongal 3. Maatu Pongal 4. Kaanum Pongal

Four Days of Pongal

The feast includes the traditional Pongal dish, sweet Pongal, vada, and seasonal treats

Pongal Food

Beyond a harvest festival, it celebrates life, community, and gratitude. It's a time for reflection and hope for the upcoming year

Significance of Pongal

Pongal is celebrated globally by Tamil communities, maintaining the spirit of thanksgiving and joy

Pongal Around the World

A joyous celebration reminding us of our connection to the land and each other

Pongal: A Festival for Everyone