My Paternal Grandparents own Paddy Fields and we used to celebrate Pongal to the utmost enjoyment . We will arrange for a family get together on Mattu Pongal in my grandparents Village . The Whole village will be full of happiness and excitement . Villagers will arrange lot of competitions among them like Rangoli (each and every house will participate) , Bull decorations , Bullock Cart Race , Kabadi , Running race etc . The most important and popular among them is 'Jallikattu' .
Myself and my sisters will participate in Rangoli . Prizes will be distributed .
This temple is very special for our family . Lord Ganesh with Nandi face was given to this temple by my Paternal Great Grand father . So , for every pongal we gather here and keep pongal .
This year i missed it . Since my cousin haven't uploaded this year's celebration , i uploaded Pongal-2007 pictures when i was there . We used to clean the whole temple , apply oil to the idols and wash them , wear new dhotis for them , apply sandal and kumkum , new garlands and flowers .
We keep pongal in a very big pot for a family of 20 members . Each one stir it, when their turn comes.It will be a real fun to hold the ladle and turn huge quantity . One stir will make my sisters and myself tired . On seeing us exhausted , my grandmother used to give a menu chart of healthy village recipes to our mothers to make us strong and healthy .
My Mom in her turn...
My Aunty and her son doing their turn ,
Waiting for this year's celebration photos ............i really missed them......
This year rangoli in my home in hyderabad .
Special Rava Kara Pongal and Rava Sakkarai Pongal .
Will post the recipes soon!!!
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