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Pongal (January)

Pongal, Pongal fairs festivals, Pongal travel, Pongal of Andhra Pradesh, Fair and Festival of Andhra PradeshFamous Pongal, the harvest festival, is celebrated from the 13th to the 15th of January every year. It literally means "boiling over" and is a celebration of the flourishing crops in the fields. This festival basically belongs to farming community, but today it is celebrated throughout the South India. Mainly in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

On the first day Pongal, a dish of rice and dal, is ceremoniously prepared and served. The second day is especially for worship of Lord Surya, and for the distribution of clothes and gifts. Worship of the cow marks the third day. Cattle are given a ceremonious bath, decorated and fed sweetmeats.


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