India-Forums

   

Pongalo Pongal! Wish you a Happy Pongal

migan Cool Viewbie
migan
migan

Joined: 07 June 2006
Posts: 6199

Posted: 13 January 2011 at 10:24pm | IP Logged

 
 
Fireworks animations and animated fireworks clipartFireworks animations and animated fireworks clipart
 
 
"Thai Pirandhal Vazhi Pirakkum"   
"the commencement of Thai paves the way for new opportunities" 
 
India-Forums.com

ImageShack, share photos, pictures, free image hosting, free video hosting, image hosting, video hosting, photo image hosting site, video hosting site
 
right here in our Tamil Section!!!
 
 
Pongalo Pongal
Pongalo Pongal
 
Pongal is a highly sacred festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka to mark the harvesting season. The South Indians celebrate this festival and it always falls in the middle of January...Pongal is celebrated by offering prayers to the Sun God, Surya.  It is a four days long festival, whereby the farmers bask in joyful celebrations.
The houses are cleaned and well decorated before Pongal.
 
Each of these days hold a significance of its own
 
 


Bogi Festival  *
Surya Pongal  *
Mattu Pongal  *
Kaanum Pongal  *

 
Bogi Festival

The first day is a tribute to the God of Rain and it is known as 'Bogi' festival. This day falls before Pongal on the 13th of January. On this day, Hindus will burn rubbish & unwanted items from their houses. The Hindus feel that this practice of burning rubbish in fire is like getting rid of the bad and evil from their houses.

 
 
Surya Pongal

     Surya Pongal and is dedicated to Surya (Sun God). It is the day on which the celebration actually begins and is also the first day of the Tamil month Thai.

The saying "Thai Pirandhal Vazhi Pirakkum" which means "the birth of the month of 'Thai' will pave a way for new opportunities" is often quoted regarding the Pongal festival.

Women wake early on this day to create elaborate colorful rangoli (pongal kolam) on the grounds in front of their doorway or home.



Every member of the family gets up early in the morning, bathes, puts on new clothes and gathers to cook the traditional pongal

On this day the new rice is collected and cooked in pots until they overflow. The pot, in which the Pongal is cooked, is decorated with flowers, sugarcane pieces, turmeric plant, etc.

 




Pongalo Pongal... Pongalo Pongal

It is this overflowing which means Pongal. This overflowing of rice is a joyous occasion, and the children and adults as well will shout out 'Pongal-o Pongal!'' The first offering is made to the Sun
Maattu Pongal

The third day is known as 'maathu pongal' where the people offer their thanks to their cattle, especially to the cows. Cows are decorated with bells hanging around their necks and served milk and food. If you are a tourist who visits Tamil Nadu around this festive period, you will find it an unusual sight to see cows being lavished with flower garlands and bells. On this day, farmers would also proudly parade their cows in the village after feeding them.
 
 
Kaanum Pongal
 
This day is also known by the name of Kaanum Pongal when colored balls of cooked rice are placed in the open air by girls for the birds and crows to eat. With each ball of rice that the sister makes she prays for her brother's happiness and the brothers and sisters wherever they may be remember each other'

Arati is performed for the brothers with turmeric water, limestone and rice, and this water is sprinkled on the kolam in front of the house.

In few places this day is also known as Karinaal or Thiruvalluvar Day. This day is dedicated to the sun god, Surya and has its roots in ancient Brahminical tradition. Since Pongal is a rural, agrarian based festival that celebrates the harvests, the sun is a vital part of the proceedings. This is because the Sun is the symbol of life on Earth.

 

 


Overall, Pongal is a popular and important festival for all farmers in Tamil Nadu.

Preparations for this festival start early and the first thing that is always found in Hindu homes before the start of Pongal is the 'kolam'. This is a form of decoration for the Hindus' homes. This decorative pattern is made with rice flour & is usually drawn on the floor outside the door. The kolams serve as a symbol of welcoming guests to the entrance of the house. In order to prepare for the festival, old clothes are thrown away before the festival starts. The houses are cleaned and decorated to prepare for Pongal. For the festival, the Hindus buy new clothes and the ladies of the households would prepare sweetmeats. There is also a belief in the Hindus that the harvest festival will bring great wealth and goodness to their homes. During the festival entertaining events like bullfights would also be organized.

 
Friends, we wish you all a Happy Pongal Hug!
 
This year, we will be celebrating Pongal on India-forums.com by launching Masti Team's first fun filled contest!  Hope to see you all take part in it!
 
 

~Special Credits to Anjkhoney and Atina for the written content~
 
 
 
 


Edited by MP_Radha - 14 January 2011 at 9:55am

The following 25 member(s) liked the above post:

AahaanamalligaiTheivaamara_50SrutikaTTfan-musicluv-swamii92Rishi87ThanyakalaisrimaanjkhoneyjagdujakrAdditi_sjfansensodyneQuelle-BelleShemmoCarynSue NairVani19atinaRoshni.SweetyGreenCrazyBoy-.Hd.-

srima IF-Dazzler
srima
srima

Joined: 16 November 2008
Posts: 2694

Posted: 14 January 2011 at 5:06am | IP Logged

Bhogi Pongal SMS | Bhogi Pongal Tamil Messages | Bhogi Pongal 2011 ...

The following 6 member(s) liked the above post:

amara_50miganTTfanswamii92Rishi87anjkhoney

Aahaana Global Moderator
Aahaana
Aahaana

IF General Sections
Joined: 22 October 2005
Posts: 36953

Posted: 14 January 2011 at 5:44am | IP Logged
Iniya Pongal Naal Vazhthukal To All Of My Friends & Members HereParty


The following 6 member(s) liked the above post:

amara_50miganswamii92Rishi87TTfananjkhoney

anjkhoney IF-Dazzler
anjkhoney
anjkhoney

Joined: 27 July 2008
Posts: 2685

Posted: 14 January 2011 at 8:51am | IP Logged
Iniya Pongal Nal Vaazthukkal







PS : Beautiful post Migan DearStar



Edited by anjkhoney - 14 January 2011 at 9:01am

The following 5 member(s) liked the above post:

amara_50miganswamii92Rishi87TTfan

MP_Radha IF-Veteran Member
MP_Radha
MP_Radha

Joined: 06 December 2007
Posts: 16315

Posted: 14 January 2011 at 9:47am | IP Logged

Pongal Nazhaalthukkal Friends HugHugHug 

 
May the day be filled with loads of sweets, laughter and ever lasting happiness!
 
 

The following 6 member(s) liked the above post:

amara_50miganswamii92Rishi87TTfanjakr

Roshni. IF-Sizzlerz
Roshni.
Roshni.

BollyCurry Buzzer
Joined: 07 March 2009
Posts: 13385

Posted: 14 January 2011 at 10:27am | IP Logged
Iniya Pongal Nalvazhthukkal Hug

The following 4 member(s) liked the above post:

amara_50miganRishi87TTfan

TTfan Goldie
TTfan
TTfan

Joined: 15 October 2010
Posts: 1421

Posted: 14 January 2011 at 10:42am | IP Logged
HAPPY PONGAL TO ALL THE IF MEMBERS..!!

The following 3 member(s) liked the above post:

amara_50miganRishi87

Shemmo IF-Rockerz
Shemmo
Shemmo

Joined: 18 June 2010
Posts: 6909

Posted: 14 January 2011 at 11:00am | IP Logged
Iniya Pongal Nalvazhthukal!
 


Edited by Shammu26 - 14 January 2011 at 11:02am

The following 3 member(s) liked the above post:

amara_50miganRishi87

Go to top

Related Topics

  Topics Author Replies Views Last Post
Happy Birthday Patraj !

2

Author: smlaksh   Replies: 10   Views: 1665

smlaksh 10 1665 11 September 2010 at 8:01am by jagdu
Happy Pongal - Iniya Pongal Nal Vazhthukal

2 3

Author: anjkhoney   Replies: 23   Views: 24618

anjkhoney 23 24618 16 January 2010 at 4:54pm by skstar
Want to wish Srikumar for becoming a dad?

Author: atina   Replies: 0   Views: 1054

atina 0 1054 09 January 2010 at 10:32am by atina
Wish Sreevidya "Birth DAY"

Author: atina   Replies: 0   Views: 460

atina 0 460 05 February 2009 at 8:40am by atina
HAPPY PONGAL

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Author: atina   Replies: 64   Views: 19924

atina 64 19924 18 January 2009 at 3:25pm by shala-deepz

Forum Quick Jump

Forum Category / Channels
Forums

  • Please login to check your Last 10 Topics posted

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.

Popular Channels :
Star Plus | Zee TV | Sony TV | Colors TV | SAB TV | Life OK

Quick Links :
Top 100 TV Celebrities | Top 100 Bollywood Celebs | About Us | Contact Us | Advertise | Forum Index