Pongal Wishes, Makar Sankranti Wishes, Lohri Wishes

Pongal is a multi-day harvest festival celebrated in southern India, especially in Tamilnadu each year. Also known as Thai Pongal, it is celebrated in the month of Tai, according to the Tamil Solar Calendar. This works out to typically be around mid-January. According to tradition, the festival marks the end of the winter solstice. In this article, we are sharing the best Pongal wishes. You can wish your family relatives with these wishes. Also, Here you will get Pongal wishes in Tamil. This festival can be traced back to at least the Chola period. Its name means “to boil” or “overflow.” It is also the name of a dish made from rice in milk, jaggery, and cane or white sugar.

Pongal Wishes 2021

These are the best Pongal wishes..

Let us all join our hands to pray for happiness and glory in our lives.
Happy Prosperous Pongal Valthukkal to you and your family.

Sending your way the most fortunate warm wishes on the happy occasion of Pongal,
have lots of happiness and fun.
Happy Pongal

pongal wishes

May the almighty bless you all with the best of health, wealth & prosperity.
Wishing you a prosperous future and a happy Pongal!

My warm wishes to you and your family, with great devotion, fervor, and gaiety.

Happy Pongal for all Tamilians
Wishing a very Happy Pongal for all Tamilians.

Let us celebrate together with this auspicious decoration and beautiful kolams.
Wish you a very Happy Pongal

Show your gratitude to the almighty for every blessing you have in your life.
Happy Pongal!

pongal wishes in tamil
Pongal wishes in Tamil

Warm wishes on the auspicious occasion of Pongal,
May all your worries and fears diminish from your life and fill your heart with calm and healthy thoughts.
Happy Pongal

May Parvati shower her blessings,
May Lord Ganesha gives his praisings,
May all harvests get more yield and our cattle always help us in the field.
Happy Ponga 2021

Mattu Pongal Kolam Wishes

Pongal kolam or a rangoli for Pongal is drawn outside each house. A special type of this Pongal kolam is Mattu Pongal Kolam, which is drawing a traditional Pongal pot of rice. Pongal is a three-day festival, which is, in order, Bhogi Pongal, Surya Pongal, and Maattu Pongal.

The main festivities include celebrating new possessions, praying and celebrating the Sun god Surya, and decorating cattle with garlands and painted horns. A reoccurring Pongal image is a farmer wearing new clothes and his decorated and painted cow or bull wishing you a happy Pongal. One other Pongal wishes image includes the Pongal rice pot with fresh fruits and harvests and a traditional rangoli for Pongal.

Hope this Pongal marks the start of a harvest season which is happy and successful for you in every way and brings with it prosperity, good luck and moments to cherish.

I pray that this festival may be the start of your brighter days filled with happiness, good luck and prosperity. Happy Pongal!

Happy Pongal Images
Happy Pongal Images

As you celebrate the festival of Pongal, with a lot of fervour and cheer, this warm greeting comes your way, with a world of good wishes for every joy and happiness.

May the Sun god shower his warmth on this happy day of PONGAL. May the sugarcane offer its sweetness on this joyous day of PONGAL. Happy Pongal to all!

Pot Rice to Sun, God Sugarcane to cow and ox, Sweet rise to you and me, Happy Pongal!
May prosperity and happiness flourish in your lives throughout the year as you celebrate the harvest festival of Pongal!

May the warmness and joy of the festivals spread into your hearts. Wishing you a Pongal filled with fun and joy.

Hope this festival marks the beginning of a happy season, that is joyous and cheerful and one which brings with it good luck and prosperity for always. Greetings on Pongal!

Happy Pongal Messages
May this auspicious festival bring you Overflowing happiness, joy and prosperity
Wishing you a blessed and Happy Pongal!

mattu Pongal Kolam Wishes

Hope you rejoice in the charm of your tradition!
Wish you & your family a very Happy Bogi Pongal, Pongal, Mattu Pongal!

Pongal marks joy and cheer and brings along everything that’s best.
May the festival of harvest season be one that brings along with it all that’s best and everything you deserve.
Have a memorable Pongal

I pray that this festival may be the start of your brighter days
Filled with happiness, good luck and prosperity.
Happy Pongal!

May your blessings be as plenty as the rice in the pot,
May your life be as sweet as the milk.
Wishing you happiness and prosperity on Pongal
Happy Pongal!

Wishing that this festival brings good luck and prosperity and hoping that it is joyous,
And fills your life with sweetness.
Have a wonderful Pongal.

May Pongal fill your life with sweetness!

Pongal is a festival of harvest and a celebration of the winter’s end, as mentioned before. Pongal 2019 began on January 15th and ended on the 18th. As a tradition, family members visited each other. They offered prayers at home and tasted the sweet delicacy which shares its name with the festival. Let’s discuss the festivities day by day.

Pongal Wishes in Tamil

The first day, Bhogi Pongal is celebrated as the last day of the month of Marghazi in the Tamil Calendar.

தைத் திருநாளில் அனைவரும் வளமுடன் வாழ வாழ்த்துகள்!

எனது அன்பிற்குரிய தமிழக மக்கள் அனைவருக்கும் எனது இதயம் கனிந்த பொங்கல் திருநாள் நல்வாழ்த்துகள்!

அறுவடைத் திருநாளாம் பொங்கல் நன்னாளில், தமிழர்கள் வாழ்வில் அன்பும் அமைதியும் நிலவட்டும், நலமும், வளமும் பெருகட்டும்

happy Pongal Wishes in Tamil

வருகிறது புது பொங்கல் வளம் தரும் தை பொங்கல் காளைகள் சீறிப்பாய காத்துக்கிடக்கு வாடி வாசல் அரிசி மாவில் கோலமிட்டு ஜொலிக்கிறது வீடு வாசல்

உழவனை போற்றிட
பிறக்குது ஒரு திருநாள்
ஆதவனை போற்றிட
உதிக்கிறது ஒரு திருநாள்
மாட்டினை போற்றிட
துள்ளி வருகுது ஒரு திருநாள்
உலக மக்கள் கூடி
ஒன்றிணைய வருகிறது
பொங்கல் திருநாள்.

பொங்கல் திருநாள் அனைவருக்கும் உடல்நலத்தையும், மகிழ்ச்சியையும் தரட்டும். கடினமாக உழைத்து வரும் நமது விவசாய பெருங்குடி மக்களின் வாழ்வில் வளத்தை கொண்டு வந்து சேர்க்கட்டும்

உறவுகளின் புன்னகை
வீட்டில் பொங்க
இனம் புரியா இன்பம்
மனதில் பொங்க..
நபர்கள் சூழ மகிழ்ச்சி பொங்க
பொங்கட்டும் தை பொங்கல்.

Discarding old possessions, new ones are bought and celebrated. Fresh new clothes are worn, and homes are cleaned, decorated, and painted for the festival. Even the horns of the cattle-like oxen, bulls, and cows are painted. The lord of the skies and god of rains, Indra, is prayed for plenty of rains in the upcoming year.

In Andhra Pradesh, Bhogi is also celebrated on the same day. In a ritual called Bhogi Pallu, flowers and other harvests of the season are collected. An optional ceremony is mixing sweet treats and money and pouring the mixture on children. The children are then supposed to separate and collect the gifts.

Pongal wishes Images

Here we are sharing some Pongal wishes images. The second day, Surya Pongal is the most auspicious day and is the main day for festivities. As the name suggests, it is dedicated to the Hindu Sun god Surya. This day coincides with Makar Sankranti; a winter harvest festival celebrated throughout India. This day is a day to celebrate with friends and family. In an open space, in a clear view of the sun, the Pongal dish is prepared in an earthen pot.

pongal wishes images

Traditionally, the pot is decorated with garlands made from flowers of the season, and two freshly cut sugarcane stalks are placed near the cooking stove. The dish is then first served to the gods and goddesses of the Hindu religion. Then, it is served to the village cows and cattle.

happy pongal wishes images

Performing a Surya Namaskar, the gathered men and women then share the meal. However, as is tradition, the dish is offered to the auspicious god of elephants, Ganesh, and the sun god Surya. Tamilians decorate their homes and office spaces. The entrances are embellished with banana and mango leaves. Pongal Kolams, which are geometric patterned rangolis traditionally made with colored rice flour, are drawn on the floors at entrances and courtyards’ centers.

Pongal Wishes images in tamil

The day after Surya Pongal is Mattu Pongal. “Mattu” refers to cattle in the Tamil language. Hindus in Tamilnadu and all over India, cattle are regarded as a fertilizer source, transportation and agricultural aids, and, most obviously, dairy products.

tamil Pongal Wishes images

Hence, cows, buffalos, and bollocks are thought of as holy. That being said, on Mattu Pongal, cattle are worshiped by decorating them with flower garlands and painted horns. They are fed a special offering made from bananas. The farmers thank their cattle for their help by bathing them, applying Kumkum to their foreheads, and feeding them a mixture of jaggery, bananas, and other fruits. There is another day of Pongal called Kanum Pongal, which is when many families hold reunions, and communities organize social events to strengthen bonds. Children go around visiting elders to seek blessings and some money as a gift.

Also Read: Essay On Pongal For Students

There are more than a few Pongal Quotes that are used to wish a happy Pongal in Tamil. Some of them are translated and are listed below:

  • May you and your family be blessed by Surya this Pongal.
  • May you be filled with extreme joy and positivity. Wishing you a Happy Pongal.
  • May the rays of Surya reach you and fill your heart with joy.
  • May the Sun god Surya bless you with a plentiful harvest next year. Have a happy and abundant Pongal.
  • Wishing you and your family a Pongal filled with happiness, joy, and prosperity.
  • I hope you rejoice in the charm of Pongal and its festivities. Happy Pongal!

Some Pongal wishes in Tamil are transliterated in English below:

  • Iṉiya Pongal
  • Pongal Vazhthakal
  • Pongalo Pongal
  • Unkaḷukku iṉiya pongal vaḻttukkal
  • Surya Unkalai acirvatipparaka (May Surya bless you)

Now, the people living in cities cannot celebrate Pongal to its fullest due to various reasons. But they make do. People in urban areas visit their local temples and offer their prayers to Pongal’s gods and goddesses. Temples organize processions, and many drama-dances are conducted to tell stories of gods, goddesses, heroes, and their many adventures. Not only that, but people are also keen on visiting their native places and the villages from where they or their forefathers came from. They get together with friends and neighbors to celebrate Pongal.

Pongal 2021 is going to be different due to a variety of reasons. But the spirit of the festivities and the people will never diminish. It will grow year after year and fill people’s hearts with happiness and make their lives prosperous. Pongal 2021 is going to be on the 14th of January and will end on 18th January. Pongal wishes will be given worldwide, and the festivities will not end even when the sun goes down.

Give the Best Makar Sankranti Wishes to Your Loved Ones

Before we talk about how to wish someone a Happy Sankranti, we must first know what Makar Sankranti is all about. Makar Sankranti is the only special festival celebrated on a fixed date and is also a widely celebrated Hindu holiday in India. The word Makar means Capricorn, and the word Sankranti means transition.

Happy Makar Sankranti Wishes

May your life be blessed with love, happiness, and wealth. Happy Makar Sankranti 2021!

Happy Makar Sankranti 2021! May the sun bring you and your home rays of joy and happiness.

I hope you always soar, just like the colourful kites that dot the sky. Happy Makar Sankranti 2021!

Makar Sankranti Image 2021

It is a festival that is mostly celebrated in the Indian Subcontinent as well as by Hindus all around the world. Makar Sankranti is a religious celebration and a seasonal observance that marks the winter solstice when the movement or the shifting of the sun leads to longer days denoting the time of harvest. 
makar sankranti wishes in kannada

This auspicious festival is also known as Maghi and is dedicated to the sun god Surya, one of the most worshipped Hindu Gods.

makar sankranti wishes Images
makar sankranti wishes Images

Makar Sankranti also represents the first day of the sun’s change or shift into Makara (Capricorn) Rashi (zodiac sign) and beholden in January.

Makar sankranti wishes telugu

Normally, the festival is celebrated on January 14, but in some cases, it is celebrated on January 15th.

Makar Sankranti is mostly observed in West India; however, down in India’s southern part, the festival is known by the name Pongal, and in the northern part, it is known as Lohri. This is one of the very few oldest Indian and Nepali holidays observed with respect to solar cycles, while a lot of other festivals are according to the lunar cycle of the lunisolar.

happy sankranti wishes images
happy Sankranti wishes images

Makar Sankranti is the celebration where sesame and jaggery sweets like laddoos and chikkis are a sign of peace and prosperity. These sweets represent unity, peace, and joyfulness, despite the unique nature and the vast differences between individuals.

Happy Sankranti Images
Happy Sankranti Images

For almost all areas of India, this time period is the early phases of the Rabi crop and agricultural cycle. The time when crops have been sown and all the hard work put in the fields is almost over.

Happy makar sankranti wishes image
Happy makar Sankranti wishes image

The period shows a time of socializing and families spending time in each other’s company, taking care of their cattle, and celebrating around huge bonfires with feasts.

Happy Makar Sankranti Image

In states like Maharashtra, Makar Sankranti is celebrated by conducting kite-flying competitions. It is considered as a time to be a time for believers to come together and conduct rituals to make sure that there will be prosperity for their families.

Makar Sankranti wishes image
Makar Sankranti wishes image

This festival is considered extremely sacred for conducting rituals and spiritual cleansing. Many believers visit the rivers Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Krishna, and Cauvery for a holy dip, which is said to wash away all sins.

Makar Sankranti Image

Makar Sankranti is celebrated with amazing displays, colorful decorations, village kids visiting house to house, singing and distributing treats, fairs, many dances, kite flying competitions, bonfires in the night, and huge feasts.

Sankranti Wishes in kannada
Sankranti Wishes in Kannada

The festival is about bringing together all the members of a society to forgive their enemies and live peacefully. Sankranti signifies the start of the Kumbh Mela in Uttar Pradesh, while on the other hand, Kerala celebrates the end of the pilgrimage to Sabarimala. In many other areas of India, people celebrate by taking a dip in the holy rivers to be free of their sins. It is also a long-held belief that if you were lucky enough to die during Makar Sankranti, you would not be reborn and that you would directly enter heaven.

Makar Sankranti Wishes in Kannada

Makar Sankranti quotes to describe how they feel about the festival and what this festival means to them, be it wishing peace and prosperity or for spending time with your loved ones.

”ನೇಸರನು ತನ್ನ ಪಥವನ್ನು ಬದಲಿಸುತ್ತಿರಲು,
ಮಾಗಿಯ ಚಳಿ ಮಾಯವಾಗುತ್ತಿರಲು,
ತನು ಮನದಲ್ಲಿ ಹೊಸ ಚೈತನ್ಯ ಮೂಡುತಿದೆ,
ಹೊಸ ಬೆಳೆ ಹೊಸ ಕ್ರಾಂತಿ ಜಗದಲಿ ಹರಡುತಿದೆ.’

Sankranti Wishes in Kannada 2021

ಎಳ್ಳು ಬೆಲ್ಲ ತಿಂದು ಒಳ್ಳೆ ಮಾತಾಡಿ. ನಿಮಗೂ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಕುಟುಂಬದವರಿಗೂ ಮಕರ ಸಂಕ್ರಾಂತಿ ಹಬ್ಬದ ಶುಭಾಶಯಗಳು.

Happy Makar Sankranti Wishes in Kannada
Happy Makar Sankranti Wishes in Kannada

ಎಳ್ಳು ಬೆಲ್ಲ ತಿಂದು ಒಳ್ಳೆ ಮಾತಾಡೋಣ. ಕಳೆದ ವರ್ಷದ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಕಹಿಗಳನ್ನು ಮರೆತು ಸಿಹಿಯಾದ ಮಾತುಗಳ ಮೂಲಕ ಬಾಂಧವ್ಯವನ್ನು ವೃದ್ಧಿಸೋಣ.

ಈ ಸಂಕ್ರಾಂತಿ ಹಬ್ಬದಂದು ನಿಮ್ಮ ಆಸೆಗಳೆಲ್ಲ ಉಕ್ಕಿ ಹರಿಯಲಿ

Embrace the Spirit of Celebration with Makar Sankranti Wishes Telugu 

Now that we know what Makar Sankranti is all about, we must learn how to wish friends, family, and loved ones on this auspicious day to make this day even more special.

Palaloni Telladanam, Cherukuloni Tiyyadanam. Mungiṭlo Mugguloni Rangula Andam. Anniṇṭi Kalayikato Paṇḍaga naaḍu Mee Iṇṭlo Velliviriyāli Aanandam. Meeku Mariyu Mee Kuṭumba Sabhyulaku Sankranti Subhakaankshalu.

Happy Makar Sankranti Wishes Telugu 
Happy Makar Sankranti Wishes Telugu

మీ ఇంట్లో వారందరికీ భోగ భాగ్యాలు కలగాలని..

సంక్రాంతి సరదాలు సంవత్సరమంతా కొనసాగాలని..

కొత్త సంవత్సరంలో కొత్త వెలుగులు నిండాలని..

కోరుకుంటూ మకర సంక్రాంతి శుభాకాంక్షలు..

A Sankranti wish is special even if it’s a Sankranti wishes Telegu or a Sankranti wish in Kannada.

ఈ భోగి మీకు భోగభాగ్యాలను
సంక్రాంతి మీకు సుఖసంతోషాలను
కనుమ కమనీయమైన అనుభూతులను అందించాలని
అవి మీ జీవితాంతం వెల్లివిరియాలని కోరుకుంటూ…
అందరికీ సంక్రాంతి శుభాకాంక్షలు

Makar Sankranti Wishes in Telugu 

Everyone wants to make the perfect wish using their mother tongue, which would make the day an even more sacred moment for everyone.

Here you will get lots of Sankranti wishes in Telegu images for those looking for colorful representations of the festival in the Telegu language to show the spirit of Makar Sankranti.

When wishing a close friend, you can use references to Goddess Lakshmi in your Makar Sankranti image to make it look more appealing and friendly.

Goddess Lakshmi is the deity of wealth, power, and auspiciousness so wishing that Goddess Lakshmi bless your loved one can bring an auspicious nature to your wish. While delivering your Happy Sankranti wishes, make sure to add some sweets as a part of the greetings. A little sweet always brings a smile.

Sankranti wishes must be regarded as a sacred part of the day to make sure the rest of the year is a blessing, and you will be greeted with success. You can use Social media like Instagram, WhatsApp, etc., to deliver your wish, or you can call up your friends.

You can avail of many resources when trying to find the perfect image; there are many sites from which you can get amazing quotes and great images that promote the soul of this widely celebrated festival.

When posting a Makar Sankranti wishes as your status, it is important to use appropriate quotes and promote the festival’s spirit. Try to spread a little love and peace in the minds of all who see your status or your post.

Happy Lohri Wishes 

Lohri festival is celebrated by Sikhs and all Punjabi Hindus throughout India. This festival is celebrated with great pomp and enthusiasm by all Sikhs and Punjabi people.

On this day everyone gives happy Lohri wishes to each other and celebrates this festival with great love and happiness among themselves.

According to the Hindu calendar, the Lohri festival is celebrated by all Punjabians and Sikhs on the last night of Paush month. On the festival of Lohri, a lot of special decorations are done and it’s a special festival for all Punjabis and Sikhs. Lohri festival preparations start in all the houses for this festival many days in advance.

On the Lohri festival, all Sikhs and Punjabis are specially dressed and all the people share Happy Lohri wishes with each other. Lohri has a special significance that celebrates this festival in the joy of the end of autumn and Everyone wishes Happy Lohri to everyone on this festival.

Lohri festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and happiness and also in a very interesting manner especially in places like Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and Delhi.

On Lohri, everyone shares Happy Lohri Wishes by going to each other’s houses and singing Lohri songs with great love and happiness.

The festival of Lohri brings new joy and happiness to all people. All Sikhs and Punjabis celebrate this festival with great pomp and joy and everyone congratulates each other on Happy Lohri. And everyone’s happy Lohri wishes filled with goodness, happiness, and love increases the beauty of this day.

On Lohri, all the elders fondly call their little ones Happy Lohri and give them lots of blessings and Happy Lohri wishes.

When Comes Lohri Festival in 2021

Lohri is celebrated with great enthusiasm and pomp by all Punjabis and Sikhs across India. The festival of Lohri comes on 13 January every year and after the festival of Lohri on the next day, the festival of Makar Sankranti comes on the 14th January and this festival is also called Pongal. This festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm, love, and happiness by all Hindus all over India.

Lohri 2021 year will bring an atmosphere of happiness and joy as always. This festival brings lots of happiness and enthusiasm and all the people celebrated this day with great devotion, great love, and happiness by all the people and many wishes of Happy Lohri will also be shared with each other.

Happy Lohri 2021 will be celebrated happily with great enthusiasm and the Lohri will be burned with fire (Agni) among all Punjabis and Sikhs.

All Punjabis and Sikhs are prepared on this day, and there is a very happy atmosphere everywhere and each preparation of this festival is done in a very good manner. Happy Lohri 2021 will also be celebrated in India with such a beautiful and happy atmosphere. Everyone will enjoy the positive vibes of this festival and celebrate this festival very happily.

The festival of Lohri has a very special significance, everyone experiences great joy and joy at this festival. This festival brings lots of happiness for all. When all people give happy Lohri wishes to each other, the happiness of this festival increases even more.

The festival of Lohri in India is one of the very prominent and special festivals of North Indians and Punjabis. Therefore, it is celebrated with great enthusiasm.

Importance of Lohri Wishes

 The festival of Lohri is a festival that gives very positive and happy vibes to everyone. On this day, everybody gives each other wishes for the festival of Lohri very heartily and happily which makes all the people very happy and makes them feel special.

On this day, everyone gives happy Lohri wishes and messages of Lohri in a very enthusiastic way, and on this day the songs of Lohri are especially sung and special and traditional dance Bhangra of Punjabis are performed.

This festival is celebrated with a lot of preparations and decorations which makes this festival very special and celebrated in a very unique and enthusiastic way every year.

The importance of the Lohri festival is very special because many popular stories are connected behind the Lohri festival according to the ancient and traditional history of Hindus.

The special importance of burning fire on the festival of Lohri is associated with a goddess named Lohri. According to ancient traditions, there is a story behind this, due to which the fire of Lohri is burned with the collection of lots of wood in all Punjabis and Sikhs, and have remembered Goddess Lohri.

It is considered very auspicious to burn this fire on the festival of Lohri. And it is also said that the fire of Lohri eliminates all the negative energies and makes the whole environment positive and happy. Therefore, the burning of the fire of Lohri on the festival of Lohri is considered most important and special.

The festival of Lohri is practiced by many traditions, one of which is that the festival of Lohri is celebrated as the end of autumn and everyone welcomes the Lord Sun to come again and all the people celebrate the arrival of the Lord Sun and the new season with great enthusiasm on the day of Lohri festival. And for the Lord Sun, Lohri songs are also sung at the festival of Lohri and all the people thank and worship the Lord Sun.

How to Wish Happy Lohri Wishes?

Lohri festival will be celebrated with the same zeal and joy in the coming year i.e, Lohri 2021 and like every year, this year also Lohri festival will bring a new joy and positivity in everyone’s life. And the Lohri fire that burns on the festival of Lohri will also burn negativity from everyone’s life and will bring love and happiness in everyone’s life. All of them share Happy Lohri wishes with each other with great love and enthusiasm.

On the festival of Lohri, nowadays everyone sends Happy Lohri images with the help of the internet and social media and people also get good blessings and wishes. Everyone sends the Lohri images to each other and wishes Happy Lohri to all relatives, loved ones and all friends.

In this coming year also, Happy Lohri 2021 will be celebrated with lots of blessings and wishes and by sharing all the happy Lohri images on social media. On this day all Punjabis and Sikhs wear traditional clothes and perform Bhangra and Giddha dance very happily. And everyone celebrates Lohri festival by giving Happy Lohri wishes and by sharing the Lohri images on social media with each other. Therefore the Lohri festival brings lots of enjoyment, happiness and positivity in everyone’s life.

Some Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Why is Pongal celebrated?

Ans: Pongal is a harvest festival. It is believed to be started sometime during the Chola period in ancient India. It is celebrated as the end of the winter and the winter solstice. It marks the beginning of the month of Tai and the Sun’s journey northwards into the zodiac Makara or the Capricorn. This takes the sun six months until the summer solstice when the sun moves towards the south.

  1. What are the days of Pongal?

Ans: The four days of Pongal are Bhogi Pongal, Surya Pongal (the main day of festivities), Mattu Pongal, and Kanum Pongal. These three days have different significance and different celebrations.

  1. Where is Pongal celebrated?

Ans: Pongal is largely a Tamil festival and hence observed by people of Tamil descent all over India and the world. Pongal coincides with Makar Sankranti, which is also a harvest festival celebrated mostly in northern India. Pongal is also called Pongala in Kerla.

  1. What is Kanu Pidi?

Ans: Kanu Pidi is a traditional ritual observed by women and young girls on Pongal’s fourth and final day. They dress up in beautiful new clothes. They pray for their brother’s well-being like Bhai Dooj practiced in northern India. They leave a leaf of the turmeric plant with the leftover Pongal dish from Surya Pongal on it. This is meant for the birds and specifically the crows. Brothers are expected to give gifts and pay a special tribute to their married sisters as an affirmation of their love.

  1. What is Pongal Kolam? Why is it considered special?

Ans: Pongal is a very auspicious and spiritual festival. Hence, to mark its significance, special rangolis are drawn, and these are called Pongal Kolam. They are usually geometric and beautiful patterns portraying a Pongal traditional earthen pot, cattle, and many decorative shapes. It’s usually drawn with colored rice flour. Traditionally, they are drawn at entrances to homes and I courtyards.