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பொங்கல் சிறப்பு பகுதி! Pongal Special!


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    Re: பொங்கல் சிறப்பு பகுதி! Pongal Special!

    Thx u...



    Quote Originally Posted by sumitra View Post
    Dear Sir, a comprehensive write up about Pongal festival has been posted by you. thanks



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    விசு @ Visu.,
    PENMAI’s Supreme Ruler's of Penmai – II – 22-4-17 to still Date
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    PENMAI’s Ex Young Silver Ruler - II – 12-2-14 to 30-7-15 (534days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Ruler - 7-3-13 to 12-2-14 (343days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Yuva - 11-2-13 to 7-3-13 (25days)
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    PENMAI’s Ex Young Commander - 6-11-12 to 22-11-12 (17days)
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    Re: பொங்கல் சிறப்பு பகுதி! Pongal Special!

    Let happiness be filled in your life as sun fills its light over the world,
    Happy pongal!
    சூரியன் தன ஒளி கற்றை இந்த பூமியின் மீது செலுத்துவதை போன்று உங்கள் வாழ்வில் மகிழ்ச்சி பொங்கட்டும்,
    பொங்கல் வாழ்த்துக்கள்!
    பொங்கல் சிறப்பு பகுதி! Pongal Special!-pongal-blessings-ecard.gif




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    விசு @ Visu.,
    PENMAI’s Supreme Ruler's of Penmai – II – 22-4-17 to still Date
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Golden Ruler – II – 30-7-15 to 22-4-17 (631days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Silver Ruler - II – 12-2-14 to 30-7-15 (534days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Ruler - 7-3-13 to 12-2-14 (343days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Yuva - 11-2-13 to 7-3-13 (25days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Guru - 5-1-13 to 11-2-13 (38days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Minister - 22-11-12 to 5-1-13 (45days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Commander - 6-11-12 to 22-11-12 (17days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Friend – 19-9-12 to 6-11-12 (49days)

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    On this auspicious day of Pongal I wish you to have all peace and prosperity,
    Let this festival brings endless happiness to you and your family,
    Wish you Happy Pongal!
    இந்த புனித நாளாம் பொங்கல் திருநாளில் உங்களது வாழ்வில் அமைதியும் வளமும் பெற்று வாழ என் வாழ்த்துக்கள்,
    இந்த பண்டிகை குறையாத மகிச்சியை கொடுக்கட்டும்,
    இனிய பொங்கல் தின வாழ்த்துக்கள்!
    பொங்கல் சிறப்பு பகுதி! Pongal Special!-pongal-glitter-graphic-hi5.gif


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    விசு @ Visu.,
    PENMAI’s Supreme Ruler's of Penmai – II – 22-4-17 to still Date
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Golden Ruler – II – 30-7-15 to 22-4-17 (631days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Silver Ruler - II – 12-2-14 to 30-7-15 (534days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Ruler - 7-3-13 to 12-2-14 (343days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Yuva - 11-2-13 to 7-3-13 (25days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Guru - 5-1-13 to 11-2-13 (38days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Minister - 22-11-12 to 5-1-13 (45days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Commander - 6-11-12 to 22-11-12 (17days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Friend – 19-9-12 to 6-11-12 (49days)

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    A pongal with happiness and joy
    A pongal with fun and joy
    That is what my pongal wishes to you
    Wishing you happy pongal
    பொங்கல் சிறப்பு பகுதி! Pongal Special!-may-you-have-great-harvest-happy-pongal.gif


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    விசு @ Visu.,
    PENMAI’s Supreme Ruler's of Penmai – II – 22-4-17 to still Date
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Golden Ruler – II – 30-7-15 to 22-4-17 (631days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Silver Ruler - II – 12-2-14 to 30-7-15 (534days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Ruler - 7-3-13 to 12-2-14 (343days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Yuva - 11-2-13 to 7-3-13 (25days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Guru - 5-1-13 to 11-2-13 (38days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Minister - 22-11-12 to 5-1-13 (45days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Commander - 6-11-12 to 22-11-12 (17days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Friend – 19-9-12 to 6-11-12 (49days)

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    My warm pongal wishes to you
    Convey my regards to everybody
    Enjoy Pongal and Feast
    Pongal Vazhthakal
    பொங்கல் சிறப்பு பகுதி! Pongal Special!-pongal-greetings-4.gif


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    விசு @ Visu.,
    PENMAI’s Supreme Ruler's of Penmai – II – 22-4-17 to still Date
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Golden Ruler – II – 30-7-15 to 22-4-17 (631days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Silver Ruler - II – 12-2-14 to 30-7-15 (534days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Ruler - 7-3-13 to 12-2-14 (343days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Yuva - 11-2-13 to 7-3-13 (25days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Guru - 5-1-13 to 11-2-13 (38days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Minister - 22-11-12 to 5-1-13 (45days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Commander - 6-11-12 to 22-11-12 (17days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Friend – 19-9-12 to 6-11-12 (49days)

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    International Names
    Since India is mainly a land of agrarian society, the festival of Pongal is observed in different regions, under different names with different rituals in different parts of India.

    There are many harvest festivals celebrated here. This festival is celebrated all over India on the same day, but has different names in each region. However, being a harvest festival, bonfires and feasts are the main thing common to all the celebrations of this festival. Following are the various different names and their unique way of celebration of Pongal festival.

    Harvest festival is celebrated internationally with their own distinct names and rituals.

    Throughout the course of mankind's history, the bountiful harvest has been celebrated with ceremonies of giving thanks. Prior to the establishment of formal religions, many believed that the crops contained spirits which caused the crops to grow and to die. For everyone, a good harvesting season brings with them joy, happiness and contentment.

    So cultures all over the world including Japanese, Indians, Romans, Chinese and Korean have special day when all give thanks for a bountiful harvest. The names, rituals and the tradition of these festival may differ in their forms and presentations. But their spirit is same, ie, a day set aside to reflect on nature's blessings. Following are some of the international names of harvest festival, that depict the spectra of celebration as practiced by these different cultures.

    Korea - Chu'sok
    Usually held in the month of September or October, this Korean harvest festival is marked by the rising of a full "Harvest Moon." Ch'usok is usually described as a kind of Thanksgiving for a good harvest, but it is really an ancient holiday dedicated to the ancestors. Families gather from all over the country and from overseas for the great holiday.

    Japan - Tori no Ichi
    "Tori-no-ichi" is a festival of Japan held in the month of November. The festival is also called "Otori-sama.". The festival is lively with handclasp and shouts for deals. It starts at midnight with a sound of Japanese dram and continues for 24 hours. The festival becomes livelier as the night goes on. You may not interest in rakes but will enjoy the lively festival of "Tori-no-ishi."

    Sri Lanka - Pongal or Ulavar Thirunaal
    The rituals of Pongal celebrated in Sri Lanka is almost similar to the Indian Tamils and it refers to boiling rice in a pot for consumption. The sun gives life to the rice. The instruments of this transmutation are the pot and the oxen who assist the farmers in preparing the rice fields and threshing the grains.

    United States - Thanksgiving
    Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated in America, generally observed as an expression of gratitude to God. It is an occasion to give thanks to God for the bounty of the autumn harvest. In the United States, the holiday is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November.

    China - August Moon Festival
    The August Moon Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most celebrated Chinese holidays. It is held on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. Chinese families celebrate the end of the harvest season with a big feast. Unlike the American Thanksgiving dinner, the Chinese have mooncakes instead of grandma' apple pie. Friends and relatives also send mooncakes to each other as a way of giving thanks.

    Vietnam - Tet Trung Thu
    Tet Trung Thu is a wonderful, ancient festival of Vietnam that revolves around children. The Festival dates back as far as 15-20,000 years ago in Southeast Asia, and is traditionally held on the 15th day of the 8th Lunar Month. An important to families in Vietnam for many years, originally this Festival came about as a way for parents to make up for lost time with their children after harvest season.

    Israel - Succoth
    The week long holiday of Succoth begins on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Tishri. It is usually held in September and October. Succoth occurs at harvest time, and has elements of a harvest festival. Thus, it is also the Jewish Thanksgiving because it is known as the "Festival of the Harvest". Other names of this festival are Sukkot, Festival of the Booths, Jewish Harvest Festival and Feast of Tabernacle.

    Africa America - Kwanzaa
    Kwanzaa, which means "first fruits of the harvest" in the African language Kiswahili, is a popular harvest festival and has gained tremendous acceptance among the African American people. Since its founding in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kwanzaa has come to be observed by more than18 million people world wide. This festival runs from December 26 to January 1 and over this seven days, people of African descent come together to celebrate family, community, culture and the bonds that tie them together as a people. They also remember their heritage, give thanks for the good things they have and rejoice in the goodness of life.

    Africa - Yam Festival
    The yam festival marks the end of an abundant food-producing harvest. African people have always had festivals at the time of the harvest. In Ghana the Yam Festival (Homowo) lasts three days. The festival begins with a cleansing ceremony to honor family members who have died. Farmers give thanks to the gods who ensure a good harvest. Twins and triplets are honored during this time as a special gift from God.
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    விசு @ Visu.,
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    PENMAI’s Ex Young Golden Ruler – II – 30-7-15 to 22-4-17 (631days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Silver Ruler - II – 12-2-14 to 30-7-15 (534days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Ruler - 7-3-13 to 12-2-14 (343days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Yuva - 11-2-13 to 7-3-13 (25days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Guru - 5-1-13 to 11-2-13 (38days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Minister - 22-11-12 to 5-1-13 (45days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Commander - 6-11-12 to 22-11-12 (17days)
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    Pongal Kolam

    Come Pongal and many of the roads, lanes and by-lanes of South India present a riot of colors, with elaborate Kolam drawn using white and colored powders in front of houses, shops and offices. While the Kolam is drawn throughout the year in most homes in South India, it is especially significant during Pongal.

    History of Kolam
    The colorful Kolam tradition dates back to the Indus Valley Civilization (2500 B.C). In the Mahabharata, the gopis (milkmaids) drew kolams to forget the pain that they experienced when their beloved Krishna is away. At a much later date, Kolam-drawing is listed as one of the 64 forms of art in Vatsyayana's Kamasutra.

    Different Names
    The art of Kolam is known throughout India but by different names - Sanjhi in Uttar Pradesh, Alpana in Bengal, Mandana in Rajasthan, Chaukpurna in Madhya Pradesh, Rangoli in Maharashtra and Karnataka, Muggulu in Andhra Pradesh and Puvidal in Kerala. Although essentially a Hindu tradition, kolam is also known to the Jains, Buddhists and Parsis. It is said that Gautama Buddha was himself an expert in this art.

    Significance
    The Kolam is much more than just an aesthetic art. It symbolizes happiness and prosperity. Insects and birds feed on the rice flour used for drawing the traditional Kolam at the entrance of houses. Thus, the Kolam represents man's concern for all living creatures. The Kolam and the bright red border or kaavi enclosing it are also believed to prevent evil and undesirable elements from entering the houses.

    Drawing Pongal Kolam
    On the day of Pongal, family members jointly draw the kolam with rice flour that can be plain as well as colored. Parallel straight lines can be drawn using a cylindrical rod (Ulakai) as a guide. A kolam can be a plain one or can be artistically drawn with symbols of cosmic interest. The kolam defines the sacred area where the Pongal is prepared.

    Within the perimeters of kolam, typically, firewood is used to cook the rice. The Pongal is set up in the direct view of the Sun (East). Traditionally, the kolam is laid in the front or side of the house, but in cold climes where cooking indoors with firewood is hazardous, the Pongal can be prepared in kitchen and brought to the location where kolam is set up.
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    விசு @ Visu.,
    PENMAI’s Supreme Ruler's of Penmai – II – 22-4-17 to still Date
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Golden Ruler – II – 30-7-15 to 22-4-17 (631days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Silver Ruler - II – 12-2-14 to 30-7-15 (534days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Ruler - 7-3-13 to 12-2-14 (343days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Yuva - 11-2-13 to 7-3-13 (25days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Guru - 5-1-13 to 11-2-13 (38days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Minister - 22-11-12 to 5-1-13 (45days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Commander - 6-11-12 to 22-11-12 (17days)
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    Pongal Gifts Tradition
    Harvest festival of Pongal is a major gift giving festival in South India. Tradition of exchanging Pongal gifts multiplies the joys of the festival and helps to develop stronger bonds of love and affinity between friends, relatives and neighbours. All through the four days of the festival people pay a visit to their near and dear ones and exchange box of sweets or dry fruits and a thoughtful Pongal gift. Children are particularly excited about the festival. For them it is the time for wish fulfillment as all their elders are too eager to pamper them with the best of Pongal gift.

    Corporate Pongal Gifts Tradition
    Taking advantage of the festival corporates express gratitude for their employees and patrons by giving a special Pongal gift to them. In villages, it is customary for farm laborers to get ‘Pongal Padi' or ‘Pongal Parisu’ (Pongal Gifts) from their employees. Shopkeepers too greet their employees with bonus or Pongal gifts on the joyous occasion. Regular service employees in urban cities also receive Pongal Gift from their employers.

    Shopping for Pongal Gifts
    Market places are abuzz with activity during the time of Pongal as everyone indulges in massive gift shopping for all their dear ones. Shopkeepers announce special schemes and discounts to lure consumers. With the changing times people have greater Pongal gift options available to them and they take full opportunity of this. Every year people turn more innovative with their choice of gifts.

    Sending Pongal Gifts Online
    Though there is a tradition to visit dear ones and personally greet them with Pongal Gift but to dear ones staying in different cities and countries people send Pongal gift by means of courier or online Pongal gift shopping sites. In recent times, online shopping for Pongal gifts is becoming increasingly popular as it is a convenient and faster way of sending good wishes.
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    விசு @ Visu.,
    PENMAI’s Supreme Ruler's of Penmai – II – 22-4-17 to still Date
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Golden Ruler – II – 30-7-15 to 22-4-17 (631days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Silver Ruler - II – 12-2-14 to 30-7-15 (534days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Ruler - 7-3-13 to 12-2-14 (343days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Yuva - 11-2-13 to 7-3-13 (25days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Guru - 5-1-13 to 11-2-13 (38days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Minister - 22-11-12 to 5-1-13 (45days)
    PENMAI’s Ex Young Commander - 6-11-12 to 22-11-12 (17days)
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    Pongal Gift Ideas

    There is a strong tradition in South India to greet Pongal with an exchange of gifts. The tradition helps to develop stronger relationships with loved ones and to add more joy to Pongal celebrations. However, dilemma that most people face is to select that perfect Pongal gift. To ease that problem a little here are some awesome Pongal Gift Ideas.

    Lord Sun Sculptures
    The second day of Pongal, called Surya Pongal is dedicated to Sun God and therefore it is considered extremely auspicious to gift Lord Sun Sculptures on the occasion. Sculptures and wall hangings of Sun God come in various artistic designs and in a variety of materials like brass, white metal and silver.

    Decorative
    Traditionally, on the first day of Pongal called Bhogi, people discard unwanted things and re- decorate their house with new and artistic decorative. Getting new vessels in kitchen is also a norm in South India. Wooden handicraft, table decorative, kitchen and household goods are hence considered to be appropriate Pongal Gift.

    Fresh Flowers and Good Luck Plants
    Flowers are regarded as the most beautiful medium of expressing good wishes and love on any occasion. For special ones, flowers could be accompanied by a cute gift to make a lasting impression. Sending Good Luck Plants is another great Pongal Gift Idea. For a wide and beautiful variety one can browse through Pongal gift shopping site.

    Pooja Accessories
    Pooja Thalis and accessories are the trendiest Pongal gift. Puja Thalis comes with attached accessories like catories, incense sticks stand, diya stand and bell. One can select brass, steel or silver Puja Thalis. Accessories like book stand, bells, idols can also be considered as Pongal gift.

    Calendar -Diary
    As the festival falls in the beginning of the New Year, Calendar and Diaries are another popular Pongal Gift. One can choose from a wide variety of artistic hanging or tabletop calendars. The range of diaries available in market is immense. Depending on the utility value for the recipient one can choose from slip pads, telephone index diary, organizer or daily record diary. Diaries adorned with gemstone paintings can be considered for the discerning ones.

    Toys & Games
    Ideal Pongal Gift for little friends would be toys and games. Balls, cricket sets, tennis sets or Games CD, the choice is immense. Stuff toys and animals can be considered for girls and little boys.

    Sweets and Mithai Hampers
    Exchange of gifts is considered a must on every Indian festival, as it is believed that mithais help to sweeten and strengthen relationships. For greater impact the choice of the recipient should be kept in mind before selection of sweets and special emphasis should be given to gift packing. For special ones, sweet box should ideally be accompanied by a thoughtful and memorable gift.

    Dry-Fruit Hampers
    Trend of gifting dry fruits can never go old in India. These are forever appreciated for their delectable taste and longer shelf life. Dry Fruits boxes and dry fruits hamper come in superb packaging making them an instant favorite. Dry Fruits are preferred over mithais when one has to send a gift at a long distance or where delivery takes a considerable time.
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    Pongal Recipes

    The best of South Indian dishes are relished during the harvest festival of Pongal making the occasion a gourmet's delight. To help you participate in Pongal and zestfully enjoy the festival here are some selected Pongal Recipes. Try these popular recipes with love and share the dish with family and friends and have a blast this Pongal!!

    How to Make Pongal

    On the day of Pongal, sweet rice known as 'Pongal' is cooked in a new earthenware pot which is placed where the puja is to be performed. Fresh turmeric and ginger are tied around this pot. Then a delicious concoction of rice, moong dal, jaggery and milk is boiled in the pot on an open fire. According to the ritual, this Pongal rice is allowed to boil and spill over. Once the rice is cooked, it is tempered with cashew nuts and raisins fried in ghee. When the Pongal dish is ready, it is offered to the sun god on a new banana leaf along with other traditional delicacies, like vadas, payasam, etc. Some people go to their plots of land to spray some of the Pongal water on their fields.

    Ingredients
    » 1 cup Rice
    » 1/4 cup Moong dal
    » /2- 1 tsp jeera
    » 1/2-1 tsp peppercorns
    » 1/2 tsp pepper powdered fresh
    » A few Cashewnuts broken
    » 1/2 cup dessicated Coconut
    » A pinch of Turmeric powder
    » Ghee

    Method
    1. Fry the Moongdal a little till you get a light flavour.
    2. Mix the dal with the rice, add 2 -3 cups of water (the rice should cook very very soft)
    3. Add turmeric powder, coconut, a few peppercorns and a 1-2 tsp of ghee to the rice and pressure cook till done.
    4. When done, take a kadai add sufficient of Ghee to it, more the ghee better it tastes, add jeera, pepper corns and cashewnuts.
    5. Add the cooked rice mixture, add pepper powder, salt and mix well with the ghee and jeera/cashewnuts.

    The pongal is ready!!! you can add some more ghee at the end if you need. It is best eaten fresh and Hot!!, You can serve it with Coconut Chutney, or Onion/Tomato Raita.

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