Happy Pongal 2015

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Happy Pongal 2015: All you need to know about the Tamil harvest festival[ India.com ]

Pongal or Thai Pongal is a four-day harvest festival celebrated by the Tamil community in India. The festival normally falls on January 13 or 14 and ends in four days. In 2015, it begins on January 13 and will go on till January 16. The word Pongal means ‘overflowing’ that signifies prosperity. On this day, Tamilians boil milk in new clay pots and let it overflow to portray abundance. The festival is a way of showing their gratefulness to the Sun God for the great harvest they had the previous year. [ full story |

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