Sunday, March 3, 2013

Pongal Jan 15-1-2015 - Thai Pongal, Bhogi Festival Date - When is Pongal in 2015? January 15th

Pongal, the harvest festival in Tamil Nadu, is celebrated on January 15, 2015 (Thursday). Auspicious Time to keep Pongal is from 10.30 am to 11.30 am IST

Pongal Festival is celebrated for 4 days. 
- Bhogi - Jan 14th (Wednesday) - People will segregate and discard things that are no longer useful to them on this day
- Pongal - Jan 15th (Thursday) - People will worship Sun God for Good harvest in the year. The festival is celebrated on the first day of Tamil month 'Thai'
- Mattu Pongal - Jan 16th (Friday) - Bull and Cow will be worshiped in the house
- Kaanum Pongal - Jan 17th (Saturday) - People will go on a tour and have Pongal


Pongal Rituals:


People thank the Sun God, for the good harvest in the year, by offering sweet named 'Pongal'. On the day of Pongal, People will rise early, take bath, wear new dress, decorate the courtyard with Kolam (Rangoli) and flowers.

At the auspicious time, People will start making 'Pongal' prasadam using rice, jaggery, ghee, tender coconut, dry fruits, cardamom etc. When the Pongal in the Pot, overflows people will joyfully whoop 'Pongalo Pongal'.

Vegetables, fruits, coconut, sugarcane (karumbu in tamil), turmeric and ginger saplings will be also be offered to God in a Banana leaf and Deeparadhanai will be done. Greetings, gifts will be exchanged with relatives and neighbours.

Tags: When is Pongal Celebrated in 2015? Date - Good Time - Pongal Vaika Nalla Neram When to keep the Ponga Paanai? - Panai Paana Pana

Next Year Pongal:
- In 2016, Thai Pongal is on January 15, 2016 (Friday)
- In 2017, Thai Pongal is on January 14, 2017 (Saturday)

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