Pongal is a four-days-in length harvest fest celebrated in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. For whatever length of time that people have been planting and assembling food, there has been some type of collect celebration. Pongal, a standout amongst the most vital well known Hindu celebrations of the year. This four-day celebration of thanksgiving to nature takes its name from the Tamil word signifying “to boil” and is held in the long stretch of January to February amid the season when rice and different cereals, turmeric, sugarcane, and turmeric are harvested. It is a Tamil festival and it is celebrated with joy and excitement.
Pongal 2018 Date – When is Pongal in 2018?
As earlier said that pongal is 4 days celebration which is described below accordingly here is the date of the Pongal festival which is mainly celebrated at Tamilnadu.
The festival will starts on 14th January 2018 and will continue till 17th of January 2018. It could be described as follows as follows:
4 Days Festival of Pongal are as follows:
14th January 2018 (Sunday)
15th January 2018 (Monday)
16th January 2018 (Tuesday)
17th January 2018 (Wednesday)
The festival consists of four days:
The first day is called as the Bhogi Day. according to the calendar, it is celebrated mostly on the 13th January but sometimes it is also celebrated on the 14th of January. The bhogi festival is celebrated to pay respect to the Lord Indra, who is the lord of the Clouds and the water.
The second day of Pongal is the day when the rice is boiled in the milk outdoors in the earthen pots. The festival is celebrated in small villages with the same devotion.
The third day of the festival is known as Mattu Pongal, the day for the cows. The cows are decorated on this day with different-different things and they are worshipped. Since cows are used to plow the fields, therefore on this day the cows are worshipped.
The fourth day is Thiruvalluvar Day. The day is dedicated to the Sun God, and it has its roots in the ancient Brahminical tradition. Pongal is a rural agrarian based festival and it celebrates the harvests, the sun becomes a major part of the ritual and people pray to him before starting anything.
Pongal is one of the most awaited festivals and it is celebrated with a lot of joy.