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Happy Thai Pongal (Tamil New Year 2014)

Happy Thai Pongal Greetings to all my Blog Readers & Followers, Family & Friends…!

It’s the first day of the Tamil Calendar..  `Thai’ is the name of the first month of the Tamil Calendar..   And pongal is the milk-rice food that is traditionally made on this day.. as the first food item..

Happy Thai Pongal Greetings - from Mani (14th January 2014)
Happy Thai Pongal Greetings – from Mani (14th January 2014)

People tidy up, make special offerings to the Sun God (leave the food items on an outdoor altar where Sun light is shining),..  and honour nature! And luckily,  it’s a sunny day in London today.

It’s also traditionally when farmers get prepared ..to get back to the paddy fields..to start work for a new cycle!!

The day after Thai Pongal (15th January) is dedicated to honouring the  farm animals (and tools) ..as   these are the next most important things to Sunlight, rain and the Earth..  for farming!

Best wishes.

-Manivannan Navasothy

(London, UK)

ps. What do ya know..This happens to be my 350th blog post..  🙂