Saturday, January 15, 2011

PONGAL GREETINGS.



  Today is pongal ,harvest festival of Tamil Nadu. This festival is the most important festival for all Tamils. Pongal means overflow, on this day a sweet dish called pongal (made from rice and jaggery) is made in a pot and let to overflow or spill over - its an indication of plenty. Today is surya pongal the most important of the four day celebrations and salutations are given to the Sun for the harvest. Traditionally pongal is prepared in open space in view of the Sun( which is still followed in villages in Tamil Nadu).


  Large colourful kolams adorn the streets on this day. Sugar cane is also offered during the prayers. Pongal is always special for us and the rice we cook pongal with comes from our own fields . Another pongal tradition in our family is to visit the Chennai book fair , both my children read a lot and they wait all year for the book fair.




Thanks for stopping by , have a happy pongal.

16 comments:

Satya said...

happy pongal to you too and your family...lovely paper art : )

Satya

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Ann Martin said...

Happy Pongal, Suganthi. What lovely customs for a special day. Enjoy!

Philippa said...

Your pongal card is lovely Suganthi. Wishing you the happiest of days ...

anandhirajan said...

Lovely pongal pot suganthi
anandhirajan

Priya said...

Happy Pongal Suganthi!! .. I expected this kind of a post from you.. and perfect.. the pot has come out very well..

kavitha said...

Happy pongal to u n ur family!!!
this is very nice:))

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Happy Pongal, Suganthi! Very beautiful card!

Cards by Cheryl said...

Happy Pongal, I love the bright, vibrant colours

Nágela said...

Happy Pongal Suganthi!
Love the colours in this card your quilling is very pretty!

Hussena said...

Happy Pongal suganthi.
wishing u a prosperous year ahead.ur card is beautiful the pot with pongal looks great.

Allycat said...

Happy Ponggal to you and your family. This design is gorgeous and creative x

Leanne said...

Hope you had a great day. I thought payasam was also made for Pongal ??? I love that.

Preethu said...

Happy Pongal... great design...

Сузана Илић said...

Happy Pongal, Suganthi! I'm little bit late but I wish you all the best!
And, of course, adorable card. Well, aren't they all that was made by you?!
Suzana

acortho said...

Oh it is great gift.So much daydreams created. Dream more

acortho said...

Happy Pongal for 2013 for u and ur family