Pongal 2022: Pongal is an important festival celebrated in South India. This day is celebrated as New Year in South India. This festival is celebrated for several days. The festival of Pongal is celebrated on the date of the arrival of the sun in Uttarayan. On this day the festival of Makar Sankranti is celebrated in North India. This year Pongal will be celebrated on January 14. This festival is celebrated for many days in South India. In this festival, cows and bulls are worshiped along with Lord Surya, Indra Dev and their fields and barns. Let’s know about Pongal festival.

Pongal festival

1- The festival of Pongal is considered as the New Year in South India. This festival is celebrated on the day of the Uttarayan of the Sun. On this day the festival of Makar Sankranti is celebrated in North India. The literal meaning of Pogal is boom or rebellion. Which is seen in association with the boom of special milk pudding made on the day of Pogal. The festival of Pogal lasts for four days. They have different names and customs on different days.

1- Bhogi Pongal- This is the first day of Pongal. On this day Indra, the god of rain is worshipped. On this day the sticks of the harvested crop are burnt. It is called the enjoyer.

2- Thai Pongal – This is the second day of Pongal festival. On this day the Sun God is worshipped.

3- Mattu Pongal – The third day of Pongal is called Mattu Pongal. Mattu means bull and livestock are worshiped on this day.

4-Kannum or Kanu – The ritual on the fourth day of Pongal is called Kannum or Kanu. On this day, betel nut and sugarcane are prepared in the open on turmeric leaves. This dish made of rice, milk, ghee, sugar is called Pongal. Its bhog is offered to Lord Surya. The new year is started by worshiping the Sun God.

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