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With the announcement of festival bonus and the schemes of distribution of free saris and dhotis to the poor, Pongal festival has begun in Tamil Nadu. The festivities will last for four days in which Tamilians around the world will participate. The president, vice-president and prime minister of India have greeted the nation on the occasion of Pongal.
Dr. Lalit Kishore | Jan 14,2015
Pranab Mukherjee, President of India, on Sunday, January 12, greeted the nation for the upcoming festivals days of Lohri (January 13), Makar Sankranti and Pongal (January 14), says a PIB release. "On the joyous occasion of Lohri, Makar Sankranti and Pongal, I convey my greetings and best wishes to all citizens of India and wish them prosperity and happiness, said Mukherjee.
Dr. Lalit Kishore | Jan 13,2014
Pongal, one of the most important Tamil festivals is going to be celebrated on January 14. Tamils have already started cleaning and decorating their houses for the festival. Tamil women have started making the floor decorations in front of their houses called Kolam as a preparation for the festival. Pongal is the thanksgiving harvest festival of Tamils, where the gratitude is expressed to the sun god for bountiful rice crop and agricultural abundance during the season.
Dr. Lalit Kishore | Jan 08,2014
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