2010/01/18

PONGAL CELEBRATION 2010

Pongal is the harvest festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu . Well known as ''Ullavar Thirunaal '' .It marks the first day of the tamil month , Thai . From this year , this festival is also to be celebrated as Tamil New Year . This festival is highly enjoyed and celebrated in all the villages of TamilNadu . This festival is celebrated for 4 days,usually from January 13 --January 16 every dear . The first day as 'Bhogi' ---people burn all the old clothes,mats etc . The second day 'Pongal/Ullavar Thirunaal' --- people remove all the wastes from the house and white wash them , decorate their doors and windows with ' Koora poo' , keep pongal in a decorated mud pot and tie Sugarcanes to their gates . They draw colourful beautiful Rangolis .The third day ' Mattu Pongal '--villagers decorate their cows,paint their horns and keep bull game popularly known as 'Jallikattu'.The last day is celebrated as 'Thiruvalluvar Dinam ' .

This year's rangoli in my home ,



Pot decorated with flowers . Usually in TamilNadu , we tie with turmeric leaves . Since , here in hyderabad , we couldn't find them.I just decorated with flowers .


Pongaloo Pongal


Serving all the special food to God in a Banana Leaf, the menu includes Sweet Pongal , Sweet Pumpkin Curry,Green Peas Curry and Aloo Sambar . My grandparents used to say 'Sweet Pumpkin ' is a must on Pongal Menu.



Pongal Celebration in Hyderabad :

During this festival time , we can see lot of such decorated cows . People will decorate their cow and come to each and every home in the morning . In our place , we used to call the cow as 'Bhoom Bhoom Maddu ' . It will shake it's head for whatever it's master says.


Yet , another event is Kite Flying . People of different classes fly kites to mark the festival . Beautiful collection of kites were available in the market
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27 comments :

shanthi said...

Fantastic celebrations

Happy Cook said...

Looks like you had a wonderful celebrations.

Rekha shoban said...

Lovely spread shama!!Happy pongal dear!

sowmya.s said...

nice pictures..lovely celebrations..

Rachana Kothari said...

Lovely photos... It seems that you had a fantastic time:) Happy Pongal.

Jaleela said...

பொங்கல் வாழ்த்துக்கள்.

என் பதிவு வந்து கமெண்ட் தந்தமைக்குரொம்ப நன்றி


பொங்கல் பொங்கியாச்சா?
சூப்பரான படங்கள்

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Vrinda said...

Nice pics Shyama..thanx for sharing,belated pongal wishes...

K said...

Nice description of the festival Shama. Lovely read!

Vidhya said...

very festive Shama. Nice to see ponga paanai:)

Pari said...

Wow!! great preparations dear.

Ambika said...

Wow, Nice kolam, looks like you had a great time!

Pavithra said...

Wow wonderful celebration..nice photos too.

priya said...

cool...this is the real celebration...superb photos!

Rahin said...

thanks for giving us a sneak peak, i miss kite flying, my brothers were crazy about their kites, they would go hunting for the best kites n were very competetive , it was fun :D

Padma said...

Nice photos of your pongal celebrations Shama.

Ammu Madhu said...

amazing celebration.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Pongal kolam romba azhaga irukku pa.Boom boom madu superb picture. Lovely spread on banana leaf. Admire the way you celebrated the Pongal.

Adai romba nalla irukku pa. Vadaikku pathilaga ithai kooda seyalamnu ippo therinthu konden.

Uma said...

Nice write up on Pongal. Enjoyed reading it :)

Nandini said...

Lovely spread Shama! Beautiful kolam and nice photos.

jeyashrisuresh said...

nice pictures.Great celebrations.

forkbootsandapalette said...

beautiful pictures...hope u had a great pongal!

Sushma Mallya said...

lovely pics...seems u had a great time and enjoyed a lot...

Devasena Hariharan said...

Nice Kolam. Ur mom looks very young. These pics remind me of my childhood days, when my sister used to put rangoli and i used to color

Valarmathi said...

Wonderful celebration, nice pics.

Gita said...

Fantastic celebrations Shama....cute and lovely clicks :)

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