Pongal 2023: The Best Ways To Celebrate This Auspicious Festival

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Pongal 2023: The Best Ways To Celebrate This Auspicious Festival

Why Pongal Is Celebrated?

Pongal is a harvest festival held to honor the sun, mother nature, and all other kinds of animals for helping in the growth of the rich harvest.They express gratitude to the sun since it provides them with the sunshine needed for photosynthesis, enables the growth of healthy plants, and provides food for humans.

Pongal is also known by the famous sweet dish ‘Pongal’ which is served during the festival as a mixture of boiled sweet rice. Its name came from the Tamil word ‘pongu’ which means to boil over. Pongal commemorates the beginning of the Tamil month ‘Thai’. Which is regarded as an auspicious month, it usually takes place on the 14th or 15th month of January each year. In tamil its also know as தமிழ் தாய் திருவிழா(Tamil Thai Thirunal)

Pongal Recipes To Make For This Festival:

Pongal Recepies

The pongal recipes enhance the joy of the festival altogether. Because the family’s housewives prepare such delicious meals, both children and elders are unable to suppress their cravings.

These recipes are extremely delicious, due to family gatherings, the energy, happiness, and ingredients used to create the lunch, snack, and dessert meals for the Pongal holidays.

Relatives gather to create pongal recipes and celebrate the holidays with immense pleasure and happiness. They also exchange sweets in each other’s homes.

We have now compiled some of the best pongal dishes for you to enjoy during this festival.

           Pongal Lunch recipes    Pongal Sweets     
Ven Pongal Til Ke Ladoo 
Sweet Pongal     Til Gud Ke Ladoo
Rava Pongal Kadalai Paruppu Payasam
Chakkara PongalBobbatlu Recipe
Tamarind Rice   Unniyappam
Curd RicePoornam Boorelu
Bisi Bele Bath  Rava Kheer
Lemon RicePineapple Recipe 

How Each state will celebrate the Pongal in 2023?

 Pongal is a major Indian festival that is celebrated all over india. Pongal is the most important celebration especially in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana.

The major Indian tamil festival in Sri Lanka is pongal.  

Each state celebrates Pongal under a different name; for example, in Karnataka and Kerala, Pongal is celebrated as Makar Sankranti, whereas in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, it is celebrated as Sankranti.Especially in Tamil Nadu The term “pongal” is both traditional and old.

Four Days Of Pongal Celebration:

Pongal is grandly celebrated over four long days.

The first day of the festival is known as Bhogi Pongal, the second as Surya Pongal, the third as Mattu Pongal, and the fourth as Kaanum Pongal.

How Is Bhogi Pongal Celebrated?


Bhogi Pongal is the name of the first of the four days of the pongal festival. On the final day of the Tamil month of Margazhi, it is celebrated. It is celebrated as a day to discard everything old from the house in order to welcome new prosperity, wealth, health, and joy.  In various cultures as part of a festival, folk songs and dances surrounding bonfires are also performed. The Hindu festival of Bhogi is dedicated to the god of thunder and rain, Indra. Farmers pray to Indra for his blessing on rain, a good crop, and their own prosperity, wealth, and good fortune. They so refer to the day as Indran. 

What is Bhogi known as in other states?

  • Bhogi in Andhra pradesh
  • Lohri in  Punjab
  • Bihu in Assam 

How Is Surya Pongal Celebrated?

தைப்பொங்கல்(Thai Pongal)

Surya pongal is the name of the second day of the four days of the pongal festival. Surya Pongal marks the beginning of the Tamil month “Thai,” is dedicated to the sun lord, and is the day when the pongal celebration actually begins.On this day Farmers pray the sun god for blessings while their granaries are full, the sun shines brilliantly, and trees and flowers are in full bloom. 

They also pray to the sun god for sunshine that will help them harvest their land, nurture their plants, and feed their families. On this day, women get up early to draw rangoli, or “kolam,” in front of their homes on the ground beside the entryway. And is celebrated on this day with new rice brought in and cooked until it overflows, known as celebration “pongal” during which both children and adults sing “pongal-o-pongal!” 

Therefore, this festival is the best time to wear a sun stone and receive the sun’s energy and blessings. Sunstones also give you confidence, remove any negative energy from your environment, encourage you to advance in your career, and develop your leadership skills. There is no better time to give a sun stone to a loved one. You can also find sunstones at Lineology in a variety of jewelry styles, including bracelets and chakras. The sacral chakra can be opened by a sun stone chakra to allow your energy to flow freely. You can simply place a sun tumbling stone in your home if you don’t want to wear jewelry.

How is Mattu Pongal Celebrated?

மாட்டுப் பொங்கல் (Mattu pongal)

Mattu Pongal is the third day of a four day festival, dedicated to cattle. On this day, people pray to bulls, cows, and other farm animals for their help in plowing the fields and providing us with milk to feed. As a result, Mattu Pongal is a day to honor cattle and give them a day of pride. It is regarded as a day of thanksgiving for the cattle. The famous festival Jallikattu is celebrated on this day In Madurai, Tiruchirapalli, and Thanjavur. 

Pongal Best Gifts :

A rudraksha can be worn on this day since it works as a shield for your body. Rudraksha’s special energy is absorbed by the body and has a beneficial impact on the soul, body, and mind.

It reduces stress and maintains blood pressure. The rudraksha has higher vitality on this day and can benefit you. We have a highly energized and original rudraksha in lineology.

How Is Kaanum Pongal Celebrated?

காணும் பொங்கல்(Kaanum Pongal)

Kaanum Pongal is the fourth day of the final day of the pongal festival. This day is celebrated as sight seeing day. On this day, people dress in their new clothes and visit relatives, travel to the temples, or take tours of their hometowns or current cities. It is a day for outdoor activities, so all the families head outside to spend some quality time together. Take the elders’ blessing. On this day, women feed rice to the birds while praying for their brothers’ welfare. This day is celebrated as ‘Kaanu’. Sister pays a visit to her brother’s home and inquires about his well-being.

Light Up Your House With These Pongal Diyas, Candles, Incense, and Sambrani

Lighting fragrant candles, incense sticks, and sambrani in your home on this day will bring positive energy, drive away all negative energies, and bring fresh prosperity, health, and happiness into your home. To get some of the greatest scented candles that rejuvenate houses, go to lineology.

Pongal 2023 Date     Pongal Holidays 2023 2023 Bhogi Date
Sunday, 15 January And ends on Wednesday, 18 JanuaryApprox 1 Week  Saturday, 14 January   

We wish you a happy pongal and Happy Pongal Holidays 2023 for the kids

Conclusion : 

Pongal gives us the chance to recognise the importance of the sun, cattle, rain, and other farm animals’ cooperation in feeding for us and to appreciate all the support we receive from nature.

Pongal brings back all of our family members, allowing us to rejoice with them and have meals with them. 

 During this time, sisters seek their brothers’ blessings and ask for their well-being. Brothers can also give their sisters the garnet, the birthstone for January, which protects their loved ones from disasters, evil spirits, and provides mental stability. Also, sisters can offer their brothers a gomati chakra tree that will shield them from all evil energy.

Visit our Lineologyglobal to know more information about what to get your brother for the upcoming festival, advice on what birthstone to wear, and astrological predictions.

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If you want to know more about other makar sankranti click below:

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