Wishing you a Happy Pongal (jan 14,15,16th/ 2013 )
“May this blessed season…
Bring your home…
A plenteous harvest….”
What is pongal?
Seventy per cent of India's population lives in villages, and a vast majority of people solely depend on agriculture. As a result, we find that most Hindu festivals are directly or indirectly linked to agriculture and related activities.
Pongal is one such big festival, celebrated every year in mid January - mostly in the south of India and especially in Tamil Nadu - to mark the harvest of crops and a special thanksgiving to God, the sun, the earth and the cattle.