Pongal is dedicated to the Sun God and occurs in the third week of January, usually 14-17 January. It is one of the most popular festivals for Tamil people.
The day is commemorated as it marks the six month journey of the sun in the northward direction. Pongal is referred as “Tamizhar Thirunaal”, the festival of Tamizhs.
The origin of the festival dates at least a millennium, the evidence for whom dates back to the Chola empire of the medieval era.
May the sweetness of jaggery, milk and dry fruits bring the loveliest of wishes this festive season.
Rejoice in the charm of tradition and celebrations.
Have a happy and joyous Pongal!
As you celebrate the festival of Pongal,
with a lot of fervor and cheer,
this warm greeting comes your way,
with a world of good wishes for every joy and happiness.
“Hope this festival marks the beginning of a harvest season, that is happy and cheerful and one which brings with it good luck and prosperity for always.”
Pongal is here, an occasion that marks joy, cheer and brings along everything that’s best. May the festival of the harvest season, be one that brings along with it all that’s best and everything you’re so deserving of.
In North India, the festival is celebrated as Lohri. According to the historic Indian calendar, Bikrami, Lohri is celebrated a day earlier to another Indian festival Makar Sankranti.