Few Lines on Pongal Festival

Pongal is a Hindu festival which is celebrated in the southern part of India. It is also called as Thai Pongal in Tamil Nadu. It generally falls on 14th January and corresponds to the Makar Sankranti festival celebrated in Northern India. The festival is celebrated for three days and each day has a special name.
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Few Lines on Pongal in English for Students and Children

We have provided below some 10 lines on Pongal festival in simple and easy words so that the children could use them in their schools. The 10 sentences on Pongal given in points will also help them while writing a short essay on Pongal, short speech on Pongal as well as a short paragraph on Pongal. It will help them know more about Pongal, its rituals & customs and how it is celebrated etc.

Few Lines on Pongal Festival

1. Pongal is one of the great Hindu festival celebrated in South India on 14th January.

2. It corresponds to the Makar Sankranti festival which is celebrated in North India and dedicated to Sun God.

3. The literal meaning of Pongal is 'to boil' and it has the custom of preparing the dish named 'Pongal'.

4. Pongal dish is prepared by boiling the fresh harvested rice in milk and jaggery and is let to boil and served by garnishing with fry fruits.

5. The three days of festival starts with 'Bhogi Pongal' during which people discard old items, starts new things and wear new cloths and thank God for the good harvest.
Preparation of Pongal Dish

6. The second day is called 'Surya Pongal' which is dedicated to Sun God during which Pongal dish is prepared under the sun and shared among friends and family.

7. Mattu Pongal is the third day of the festival during which the cattles are decorated and worshipped.

8. Festive dance and folk songs are also sung to enjoy the festivity of Pongal.

9. The transit of Sun to Capricorn is celebrated across India with different customs, rituals and names like Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Maghi in Punjab, Uttrayana in Gujarat, Makar Sankranti in North India etc.

10. Pongal is the festival which worships Sun, cattle and other deities and thank them for their blessings and also a way of socializing with friends and family.   

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