Pongal festival celebrated with fervour in Udaipur

Pongal festival celebrated with fervour in Udaipur

The festival of PONGAL was celebrated with full enthusiasm in the city yesterday. This harvest festival celebrated by the people of Tamil Nadu is a four day event in which a thanksgiving is done to the nature for providing us with grains. It is also believed that with the beginning of this festival,a number of […]

 

Pongal festival celebrated with fervour in Udaipur

The festival of PONGAL was celebrated with full enthusiasm in the city yesterday. This harvest festival celebrated by the people of Tamil Nadu is a four day event in which a thanksgiving is done to the nature for providing us with grains. It is also believed that with the beginning of this festival,a number of family problems also get solved . Marking the Tamil month , Pongal happens to be the first day of the month.

The first out of four days is celebrated in honour of Lord Indra for providing adequate rains for the harvest. The second day, rice is boiled in milk outside the house in an earthen pot. People dress traditionally for this day. The third day is Pongal for cows. Cows are bathed and decorated with ornaments made of beads, flower garlands, bells and sheaves of corn.  The fourth day a turmeric leaf is washed and laid on the ground on which left over rice or pongal, betel nuts and leaves are also placed. The women of the house perform this ritual and pray that the families of their brothers lead a prosperous life.

Ayappa temple on Meera Marg Udaipur can be seen sparkling with rituals and devotion in people’s hearts.

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