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Thai Pongal 2021 Date, Shubh Muhurat & Traditions: From Bhogi to Kaanum Pongal, Know More About Each Day of the Harvest Festival as You Wish ‘Iniya Pongal Vazthukkal’ to Your Loved Ones

Thai Pongal 2021 is here! Also known, as just Pongal, the 4-day-festival celebrates the harvest and the cattle that help throughout. Like Makar Sankranti is the harvest festival in North India, ‘Pongal’ in Tamil Nadu and Kerala states of South India. Pongal is one of the major festivals celebrated with great enthusiasm, especially by Tamil Hindus. This festival has been traditionally celebrated for more than 1000 years and it lasts for four days. This festival is mainly celebrated for the farmers. This festival is considered as a symbol of prosperity and under its sun, rain and cattle are worshipped for prosperous attainment.

This festival is also celebrated with great pomp by the expatriate Tamils ​​living abroad and many make Thai Pongal 2021 special rangoli patterns for which we have DIY videos and images to make the harvest festival memorable by adding a personal touch to the festive designs and more. New Pongal Rangoli Designs 2021 & Muggulu Patterns: Decorate Your Home With Panai & Kaavi Kolam With Dots and Pot Rangoli Ideas For Sankranthi to Celebrate the Harvest Festival. 

When is Pongal 2021? Pongal 2021 Date & Shubh Muhurat

Thai Pongal 2021 starts on January 14  2021 (Thursday) and the celebration will continue till January 17(Monday).

Thai Pongal Sankranti Muhurta: 08:03:07

Why is Thai Pongal Celebrated?

Thai Pongal is celebrated on the first day of the Thai month which is the first day of the Tamil month. There is also a very famous saying about this month, “Thai Poranda Vazhi Porkukum”, which means this month of Thai creates a new change in life. This festival is celebrated for four days to thank God for winter crops.

Special thanks are given to nature in this festival celebrated for four days. Along with this, the offerings made to the Sun God on this festival are also known as Pongal dishes and along with it another meaning is ‘boiling well’, here are the reasons why this dish is given to the Sun. It is made by boiling well over a fire in light.

How To Celebrate Pongal? Tradition and Custom

This special festival lasts for four days. In which nature and various deities are thanked for good harvest and dedication. These four days are different from each other and these four have their own different importance.

Bhogi Pongal

Its first day is celebrated as Bhogi Pongal. Lord Shiva is worshipped on this day, people worship Lord Shiva on the first day for rain and good harvest.

Surya Pongal

Its second day is known as Surya Pongal. On this day, putting new rice, jaggery and mung lentils in new utensils, placing them on a banana leaf, worshipping them with sugarcane and ginger etc. and with its help make a special dish and offer it to the Sun God, this special offering too. Also known as ‘Pongal’. This Prasad offered to the Sun God is made in the light of the Sun itself.

Mattu Pongal

Its third day is known as Mattoo Pongal. On this day the bull is worshipped. There is a legend about this subject, according to which, Nandi, one of the main Ganas, made a mistake, in order to help Shivji to help him cultivate humans on the earth by becoming an ox. Hence, cattle are worshipped on this day and thanked for their support.

The battle of bulls, called ‘Manju Vistu’, is also organized on this day. In each house, a bull is maintained, which is very strong and fought valiantly in war. Traditionally it is believed that if there is no aggressive bull in the house, then that house loses its repute. On this day farmers perform their aggressive bulls. The owner of a bull challenges all people and challenges that whoever breaks the cloth (which holds the money) from the neck of this bull and takes control of the bull, he will be the winner of this cloth and money. . The bull is stimulated by drumming and whistling. Many times the smoke is also burnt. Many fatal accidents also occur on this day. Bulls are brought under control with great difficulty. But once the bull is under control, its winning owner invites everyone to his home for a meal.

Kanya Pongal

Its fourth day is known as Kanya Pongal or Kannam Pongal. Which is widely celebrated by women. On this day people go to temples, tourist places or even to meet their friends and relatives. Birds are worshipped on this day. Bull and bird wars are the major attractions of the festival on this day.

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We at LatestLY wish you Iniya Pongal Vazthukkal! As and we wish you a very Happy Pongal we would remind you this festival may be mainly celebrated in South India in states like Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry BUT it is now also celebrated with great pomp by Tamils ​​and expatriate Tamils ​​living in different states across the country. So let’s come together to celebrate the harvest festival to start 2021 on an auspicious note!

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jan 13, 2021 03:57 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).

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