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Pongal 2019 - Date, Time, Celebration, Kolam, Dress, Food, Wishes & Significance

Pongal 2019 - Date, Time, Celebration, Kolam, Dress, Food, Wishes & Significance

Pongal 2019 is going to be celebrated from 14 January to 17 January. Pongal is a traditional South Indian harvest festival celebrated by Tamils in India. The four-days of the festival are called Bhogi Pongal, Thai Pongal, Maatu Pongal and Kannum Pongal respectively.

Pongal images

Pongal is celebrated in the month of January after winter solstice. Pongal is a popular four-day harvest festival celebrated in the Tamilnadu state of India.

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Pongal is one of the most important festivals for Tamils. It is a four day harvest festivals which is celebrated in the state of Tamilnadu. This festival is dedicated to the Sun God. The term 'Pongal' means 'to boil' and 'Ponga' means 'overflowing' in Tamil. This term indicates prosperity.

Pongal festival

The main purpose to celebrate the Pongal festival is to convey gratitude to the Sun God for a successful season of harvest. Pongal is a festival which mark the beginning of Sun's six months journey towards north direction.  This day signifies Sun's transition into Makara Rashi (Capricorn).

Pongal celebration

The people of Tamilnadu boil the first rice of the season and then present it as the sacred gift to the Sun God. It is a way of offering thanks to the Sun God. On this auspicious day people decorate their houses with mango leaves and banana leaves. They decorate the floors with patterns made with rice flour. Rangoli and Kolams are made on the doorstep or entrance of the house. The elder members of family give gifts to the youngsters.

Pongal rangoli / Pongal rangoli designs

Celebrate the auspicious occasion of Pongal by making these beautiful rangoli designs on the doorstep or entrance of your house.

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Pongal date / Pongal holidays 2019

Pongal 2019 starts from Tuesday, 15 January 2019 and ends on Friday, 18 January 2019.

  • 14 January 2019 - Bhogi Pongal
  • 15 January 2019 - Thai Pongal / Surya Pongal
  • 16 January 2019 - Maatu Pongal
  • 17 January 2019 -  Kannum Pongal

Pongal wishes

  • May this auspicious occasion of Pongal brings blessings and prosperity to your home. And fill your heart with joy and happiness. Wish you a very Happy Pongal.
  • May the blessings and prosperity of the Pongal festival be with you and your entire family today and always. Wishing you all a very happy Pongal.

Pongal food

Sakkarai Pongal / Chakkara Pongal and Venn Pongal are the two dishes which are served on Pongal. Chakkara Pongal or Sakkarai Pongal is a sweet dish which is served as prasadam in the temples during Pongal festival.

Pongal Breakfast

Pongal is a breakfast dish that is associated with Pongal festival. This dish is a festive food as well as a popular breakfast dish in many states such as Andhra Pradesh, Telangana. The two most popular varieties of Pongal dish are :

  • Venn Pongal
  • Chakkara Pongal or Sakkarai Pongal

Pongal kolam

Kolam is a form of rangoli, a popular folk art which is made in the entrance or courtyard of the homes during auspicious occasion of Pongal.

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Pongal dress

As pongal is a traditional festival so go for those attires which represents Tamil culture and tradition on this auspicious occasion. Women can choose Saree such as Kanchipuram Saree, Banarasi Saree etc. as their attire on Pongal. Men can choose dhoti and angvastram or shirts as their attire on this Pongal.

Pongal decoration

People decorate their houses with mango and banana leaves. They make pattern on the floors by using rice flour. And make rangoli or kolams on the doorstep of the house. They make dishes such as 
Chakkara Pongal or Sakkarai Pongal and Venn Pongal.

Pongal cartoon

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Pongal online

The elders present gifts to the youngsters on the auspicious occasion of Pongal festival. You can send online gifts to your loved ones on this Pongal. So what are you waiting for ?
Show your unconditional love to them and just send some amazing online gifts to your loved ones and make their Pongal festival extra special. 

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