Pongal 2021: Makar Sankranti is also known as Pongal. It is known as Pedda Panduga in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Makar Sankranti in Karnataka and Maharashtra, Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Magha Bihu in Assam, Magh Mela in Central and parts of North India, Makar Sankranti in West, Maghar Vallaku in Kerala is. In some parts of India, it is believed that a demon was killed on this day. The festival of Pongal also marks the beginning of the first month of the Tamil calendar. On this day, kolam making, swinging and delicious food are made. Pongal is one of the most special festivals in Tamil Nadu. Pongal in Tamil means boom. Like Makar Sankranti and Lohri celebrated in North India, the festival of Pongal is also a festival of crops and farmers. Pongal is celebrated for 4 days. The festival begins on the first date of the Tamil month ‘Tai’ and the Tamil New Year also begins on this day.
Why do Pongal celebrate
After the paddy harvest in South India, people celebrate the festival of Pongal to spend their happiness and pray to God for the upcoming harvest. Rain, incense, sun, Indradev and agricultural cattle are worshiped and worshiped to bring prosperity.
How is this festival celebrated?
Pongal is celebrated for 4 days. On the first day, the useless and bad things of the house are collected and burnt and new things are brought into the house. Lakshmi is worshiped on the second day and livestock is worshiped on the third day. Farmers also bathe and decorate their cows. Kali Puja takes place on the fourth day. That means dyeing-painting like Diwali, worship of Lakshmi and then worship of cattle like Govardhan Puja. Rangoli is made outside the house, new clothes and utensils are purchased. The horns of bulls and cows are dyed. There is also a celebration of controlling them by running around with bulls and bulls.
What is the mythology of Pongal?
According to the legend, Shiva tells his bull Vasava to go to the earth and give a message and ask humans to bathe with oil every day and eat only one day of the month. Vasav gives the opposite message on earth. Enraged by this, Shiva curses that from today onwards, you will cooperate in the agriculture of humans on the earth.
When is Pongal 2021?
This year the festival will start on 14 January, Thursday and will run for four consecutive days till 17 January, Sunday. This festival is celebrated in the day itself.
1. Bhogi Pongal: This is the main festival of Pongal. It is celebrated on the first day of Pongal. It will be celebrated on Thursday 14 January.
2. Thai Pongal: This is the second day of this festival. It is celebrated on Friday, 15 January.
3. Mattu Pongal: This is the third day of this festival. It is celebrated on 16 January, Shaniwara.
4. Kannum Pongal: This is the last day of Pongal. It is celebrated on Sunday, January 17.
Importance of Pongal:
On the day of Pongal, Suryadev is worshiped and a plentiful harvest is offered to him. It is also called Harvesting Festival in English. It is also associated with delicious food. The festival is famous in southern Indian states such as Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
Pongal 2021 Wishes and Images
May every dream come true for you,
Wealth should be prosperous.
Whatever wish is fulfilled,
Congratulations to you Pongal.
Holy festival of Pongal
Bring happiness to your life,
Happy first festival of the year to you.
Fun in body, excitement in mind
Let’s add color to the sky
Be with everyone, fly kites
Happy Pongal 2021