Pongal Images, Wishes & Greetings
The word Pongal is derived from the Tamil word Ponga, which means “to boil.” The etymology of the word points to the meaning of Pongal as to mean “spillover” or “overflowing.” Pongal or Thai Pongal is the festival is celebrated on southern Indian states and Sri Lanka. Even though it is celebrated in all states of south India, it is celebrated in Tamil Nadu.
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Thai Pongal is actually a harvest festival and it is celebrated in 3 or 4 days. On the Thai Pongal Day people make good food, offer puja to gods and Sun for helping for good harvest, and praying for better harvest next year also.
The first day of the festival is called Bhogi Pongal, and it is a festival thrown in honour of Lord Indra, the Hindu deity that is said to have given the clouds their rain. The day is marked with a large bonfire in celebration of prosperity and the end of the winter season.
The second day of the festival is dedicated to a different god who is called Lord Surya. He is the Hindu Sun God. The day begins when an act of worship called the puja is performed.
The third day of the Pongal festival is called Mattu Pongal and this day is dedicated to the cows. The cattle are adorned with beads, bells, corn, and garlands of flowers and worshiped by their owners and the local villagers.
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The final, fourth day of Pongal is called Kannum Pongal. Families wash a turmeric leaf and then place it on the ground and cover it with the sweet Pongal left over from the previous days.
As normal greeting cards are taken a prominent role in pongal festival as the tamilians living in abroad send pongal greetings to their friends and relatives. Wish your family, friend, loved ones and co-workers a happy Pongal as you celebrate this joyous festival.
Don’t forget to send your regards and greetings to your family and friends this Pongal festival even if they are miles away. Through different platform like SMS, messenger, Whatsapp and others.
You may have been busy decorating your home with decors and preparing dishes and you found yourself short in time in writing your own pongalo greetings for friends. No worries, we got you.
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Wishing you and your family a blessed and prosperous Pongal, May the God bless you with better yield this year. More happiness and prosperity as well. Lots of love. Pongalo Pongal! Thai Pongal, is timed by an astronomical event – the winter solstice. Pongal is traditionally dedicated to the Sun God Surya and marks the beginning of the northward journey of the Sun from its southernmost-limit.