Pongal 2020: All You Need To Know About This 4 days Festival

Pongal 2020: All You Need To Know About This 4 days Festival

Pongal 2020: All You Need To Know About This 4 days Festival

New Delhi: Pongal is a significant celebration local to South India, especially Tamil Nadu that denotes the beginning of the reaping season or the sun's northward extension. Denoting the beginning of the new season, the Pongal celebration is an extraordinary method for introducing the new by clearing out the old mess and respecting the year with new yields. The word 'Pongal' signifies "boiling over" or "overflowing" in Tamil, which in Indian custom is a method for meaning plenitude and success. In this celebration, milk is boiled over as an indication of bounty.

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Pongal celebration in India clashes with other assigned state celebrations, for example, 'Bhogali Bihu' in Assam, Lohri in Punjab, 'Bhogi' in Andhra Pradesh and 'Makar Sankranti' everywhere throughout the nation. The Pongal celebrations in India are spread more than four days of love, beginning from January 14 till January 17. The primary day is called 'Bhogi' and the day is spent copying or disposing of old and futile things of garments and other useless household stuff. New utensils are purchased for use. The house is tidied up with customary embellishment and gets another layer of varnish or paint. The second day of ceremonies and party is the thing that establishes the fundamental Pongal festivity and imprints the beginning of the Tamil month 'Thai'. It is additionally called 'Perum Pongal' or 'Surya Pongal' as individuals pay respect to the Sun God. The third day is called 'Mattu Pongal' and is committed to livestock like bulls and cows that add to cultivating in the agrarian-based economy. These creatures are given a relevant shower and worshiped. Ladies feed feathered creatures rice and offer prayers. The fourth day is the 'Kannum Pongal' when individuals step out of their homes to meet family members and companions.

When is Pongal in 2020?


Celebrate Pongal on January 15 (Wednesday)

Bhogi Festival: 14th January (Tuesday)
Surya Pongal: 15th January (Wednesday)
Mattu Pongal: 16th January (Thursday)
Kaanum Pongal: 17th January (Friday)

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