Happy Thai Pongal wishes to all my friends, fans and family around the world. Pongal is technically the first day of the Tamil new year. Traditionally On this day we honour the Sun god, bless crops and fields..and symbolically do work in the fields. Following day is Mattu-Pongal.. (Madu / Mattu means Cow in Tamil.. … Continue reading Happy Thai Pongal wishes to all!
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.. People tidy … Continue reading Happy Thai Pongal (Tamil New Year 2014)
http://youtu.be/U9eE9GTpQnc Here's a video that my sister filmed and put together last year for Thai Pongal. 🙂 ..and some photos of the same event. -Mani Navasothy link: Pongal Greetings & meanings
Today is Thai Pongal, the Harvest festival celebrated by majority of Tamil speaking people in countries all around the world (Indians, Sri Lankans, Indonesians and so on). So here’s wishing you all a Happy Thai Pongal, from London. Best wishes. -Mani.
Happy Thai Pongal.
That’s what Tamils and other Indians who celebrate this festival say to one another at this time.
It’s the same as wishing someone `Happy New Year’ – because for farmers in Indian countries, this is actually a new year. Well, not just for farmers – it is the beginning of the new calendar for Tamils and marks the first day of the new year. Thai is the name of the first month.
The rituals for Thai Pongal involve people clearing their homes of clutter and old unwanted items (sometimes burning them), sweeping of the whole house and washing the floors (if cement or concrete), then purifying the home with ringing of bells, incense and so on. On the day of Pongal, all household members will rise early, look to the rising Sun and make a prayer, then take a bath / shower (anointing themselves with special water…
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Happy Thai Pongal. That's what Tamils and other Indians who celebrate this festival say to one another at this time. It's the same as wishing someone `Happy New Year' - because for farmers in Indian countries, this is actually a new year. Well, not just for farmers - it is the beginning of the new … Continue reading Thai Pongal – Harvest Festival of Tamils