In order to bring in traditional values, our school students celebrate
- Bhogi Pongal
- Mattu Pongal
- Surya Pongal
At Mariyamma Temple premises. Colourful Rangolis were spread over the Ground, students enthusiastically played and had fun in playing Kabbadi etc...
India - Full of Festivals
India is a land of diverse culture, and we have heard that line to death. We also know along with the different cultures come numerous festivals spreading across the calendar. Before we're done celebrating one, another comes right around the corner.
What is Pongal
Pongal is a four-days-long harvest festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu, which falls in the month of Thai (that is, the January-February season) when crops like rice, sugarcane, turmeric etc. are harvested.
The term 'Pongal' in Tamil means "to boil", and this festival is celebrated as a thanksgiving ceremony for the year's harvest. Pongal, one of the important Hindu festivals, falls around the same time as Lohri every year, which is around mid-January.
Pongal also happens to be the name of a dish consumed during this festive time, which is sweetened rice boiled with lentils.